"It's more a case for us to practice it a lot and get used to it and I think we have done tremendous so far".
"After that you know what happened last season?" After that, Chelsea killed us. "About who are the favourites or not, it's your (the media's) job, not ours". I can not control it. I was manager of Barcelona and Bayern Munich so I can handle that situation.
The Seagulls kept 21 clean sheets in last season's Championship, more than any other side.
"Okay, we accept what the people say, we have to try to improve and improve".
"Last season, it was the same and look what happened".
"I'm enjoying my football and it's better to play with a smile on your face".
Jesus also saw two goals disallowed as wave after wave of City attacks broke up on Brighton's back line, until Dale Stephens's error opened up space for a merciless counter-attack and City's opening goal and Dunk's unfortunate intervention settled the match as a contest.
That was a relief after the uncertain starts made by title rivals Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea, and his new three-man defence was seldom in difficulty.
"They should have enough to ruin Brighton's party but they need more defensive strengthening to win the league".
"Like every club that's promoted to the Premier League, it's to finish 17th or higher". With so much talent at his disposal, City's players know they have limited time to impress.
"It's hard but we did it".
After a frustrating first half, which highlighted City's failures up front from last season, change was always going to come, and the breakthrough arrived within minutes of the introduction of Leroy Sane in the 68th minute.
"We were stable. We controlled the game and the game was in our hands".
"We run a lot". But then there was in 2008 when we were a League One side, City were newly-crowned the "world's richest club' already with many star players - and we beat them in the League Cup at our humble Withdean Stadium home".
The scorer was all too familiar, with Sergio Aguero capitalising on a delightful pass from David Silva. And that is the first step to creating something.
"I have a feeling that we will score early and get a good win against Brighton on Saturday".
Brighton, in their first top flight game since 1983, had few chances to break out and their nerves were evident in their inability to keep possession.
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"They have strong central defenders and they are so well organised, but there are many teams like this".