Guardiola sees brighter Champions League future for City

  • Guardiola sees brighter Champions League future for City

Guardiola sees brighter Champions League future for City

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he will stick to his principles as he looks to make the Blues a major European force.

Willy Caballero, Bacary Sagna, Gael Clichy, Jesus Navas and Tosin Adarabioyo are all out of contract in the summer, but a source has told ESPN FC that Navas and Adarabioyo have already been offered new deals.

Guardiola has admired Iheanacho's commitment and work rate during training, but there are question marks over whether he fits into his style of play.

"We will still go the USA to play tough friendly games. I know in my mind".

Shakespeare will be without midfielder Danny Drinkwater, out for the final three games with a thigh injury, but is hopeful Leicester can do the double over Guardiola's men.

"We're going to buy him as big a cake as possible!" he said.

Valdes had a torrid time at Manchester United when he was ostracised by Louis van Gaal after falling out with the Dutchman. "But after the game". But the return of John Stones from injury could throw some doubt into Guardiola's probable lineup, although the Englishman is likely to be on the bench. "I would like to be physical strong teams and fast and good headers but since the first time I arrived here, the team is going to play the way I want to play".

"How can I convince my players to play another way that I don't feel?"

"I think it's more physical in England because of the way the referees conduct the games".

"But I'm so optimistic". We're here to win titles, all the six teams are here fighting for the Champions League qualification.

"I think it's physical because of the way the referees conduct the games, you have to be more physical".

The Blues can still clinch third spot in the Premier League this season and the boss believes he now has a better understanding of the Premier League as he approaches the end of his first year in charge.

The 24-year-old Super Eagles man joined the Foxes from Russian side, CSKA Moscow for £17 million last July but has failed to hit expected heights at the King Power Stadium. We're going to the United States to play tough friendly games.

"Whenever you went on FA courses you talked about the Barcelona model".

However, the Spaniard has rediscovered his best form in the Premier League this season, keeping eight clean sheets in 28 appearances, while Guardiola is unhappy with his goalkeeper situation.

"The team understands the ideas clearer now and next season we will go all out. If you get that recruitment right, you have more of a chance of succeeding".