"Because I don't think last season the players he had were the type of players that he wanted so you have to rebuild the team around his project and the way he wants to play - it's a tough job for him". "The market is so demanding for all the teams, not just Manchester City".
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has claimed that he will spend significantly less in the transfer market next summer after splashing out nearly £400m in the last 13 months.
Guardiola struck a satisfied tone when discussing his raft of fresh full-backs and their ability to have a transformative effect on City's play this season. We were not able with those players to find a solution.
"The club was clever like that because we anticipated what we needed".
"I never complained for one bad game or bad defeat, making excuses, never, even in Germany I never said that, never in my life I make an excuse about what happened". Sooner or later it's going to finish. The group of players are going to stay here for a long time. "We go to sign and other clubs are always going to ask us for more".
"If we do something good this season it's because we were together last season, and we know better, and I know better, and they know me better, and that's why it's easy. But we try to win the game".
"I have a lot of respect for the players I had", he explained. The big fail now takes one week in football! Leicester City was 12th a year ago after shocking the world by winning the title the previous season, and the squad is listed as a +550 dog with the draw at +350. I feel the same pressure at Barcelona when I arrived. We have to deal with that and handle that.