Kompany sees improvement over last season for Manchester City

13 August, 2017, 23:54 | Author: Brenda Erickson
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Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will not get carried away after a 2-0 opening day win at promoted Brighton as he is still stung by the bitter experiences of last season. You don't see a player in my team who didn't run, and I'm proud of that. "We are playing in a division now where we are going to be severely tested and we are going to have to vary our game at times". They were organised and you could see they had a clear game plan, but we've got quality and eventually it made the difference. A pre-match film on the stadium's big screens reminded of the club's awesome journey after the coastal city had been awash with replica shirts.

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Manager Pep Guardiola chose to start Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero up front together and the Brazilian youngster had the ball in the net in the first half, but it was ruled out for handball and the striker was subsequently booked. "We were stable but we have to try to improve".

"We know better, I know better and they know me better".

Speaking on his chances in the upcoming PL, the ex Bayern Munchen boss said; "Last season at my first press conference we were favourites, so nothing has changed".

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Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, Danilo, Benjamin Mendy and Ederson have all arrived as City splashed out over £200million.

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"They have strong central defenders and they are so well organised, but there are many teams like this".

Mourinho, meanwhile, has won the title in his second season at every club he's been at since he joined Porto in 2002, as though that is the sweet spot when he's had time to work out his side's deficiencies before the abrasiveness of his personality has worn his players down.

The Seagulls kept 21 clean sheets in last season's Championship, more than any other side.

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