"It´s going to be tough, very tough".
The trip to the coast will be start to what is expected to be a season of pressure for Manchester City, as they head to the AMEX Stadium with many of people expecting the Citizens to begin their title charge tonight.
"So although it will be hard to get a point or three against Manchester City, it´s not impossible". "We are here to win the games and titles". If the club decides [I am] not able, we are going to take a solution.
"It´s important, but it´s not absolutely essential to get the season off to a winning start. We are going to see at the end of the season what happens, knowing how hard it is".
"The teams that arrive, in the first four, five, six games they are so complicated".
Gundogan signed for City previous year for an estimated fee of £20m but has struggled with injuries during his time at the Etihad, making just 15 appearances in all competitions, scoring five goals.
"Going forward, I don´t think that there is anyone who can match us because we have so many attacking options and great players". I´m going to be fearless and say the game will finish 4-0. I saw him on the TV last season, but it will depend on how he and the other players adjust to the Premier League.
"There´s a huge gulf between the Championship and the top Premier League teams and having watched City in pre-season, they look like they are in the mood for a good start". It will be hard for them to stay up, especially the first time around.
City have spent more than £200 million on a squad revamp following last season's underwhelming campaign. I am backing him to deliver this time around, though.
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".
But Albion shattered their transfer record earlier this week on PSV Eindhoven midfielder Davey Propper, and were set to pass that mark with the £13 million acquisition of Colombia winger Jose Izquierdo from Club Brugge ahead of City's visit.