Pep Guardiola spoke in the press conference ahead of their clash against Tottenham. Here is what he said.
Pep Guardiola opens up about Joao Cancelo’s Man City exit
After the current season, Pep Guardiola has vowed that discussions will occur with several first-team Manchester City players.
As Pep Guardiola continues to rotate his squad and give individuals more limited game time than they may be used to, some fans are worried that more players may seek moves away from the club during the upcoming summer transfer window.
“After what occurred with Joao (Cancelo), it appears that everyone will depart. As we do every season, we’ll speak with many players at the end of the season. That has occurred since our arrival.”
“Perhaps we’ll use every player we now have next season, and maybe new ones will join us or not. I have no idea! Nobody knew what was going to happen when you questioned me about Joao and myself.”
“Now that the transfer window has closed, we have four months ahead. Concentrate on the remaining four months; we’ll see what transpires the rest of the time. I have no idea what will happen to any particular athlete.”
The City manager stated, “Now that Joao’s there (at Bayern Munich), we’ll see what happens next season. At the end of the season, we will speak with many players about various topics. We shall thus see.”
Pep Guardiola on new fullback to replace Cancelo: "We talk, but took three minutes. I said, 'Do you have something?' Txiki said no. I said, 'Wait'. That's it". ? #MCFC
"I prefer a few months until the end of the season we can do it without crazy money. In the summer, we see". pic.twitter.com/RX3UThkCr4
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 4, 2023
Guardiola believes Haaland can become a better player by watching Harry Kane
Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, thinks Erling Haaland may become a better player by imitating Harry Kane of Tottenham and other elite players.
The quality that surprised Pep Guardiola the most in Erling (Haaland) is, in his own words, “the feeling that he knows he can improve in many, many aspects.”
“I’m fairly confident in watching Harry Kane, but not just Harry, and other players (he can improve). He is motivated to improve.”
“This is the most he can believe at his age. Otherwise, it would be monotonous. Until we die, there is always room for improvement. Our lives revolve around it exclusively. Do not, ever, quit. Never give up doing what you can.”
"He's one of the best strikers I've ever seen"
Pep Guardiola is asked to compare Erling Haaland and Harry Kane pic.twitter.com/wG2EjUdjBE
— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) February 4, 2023
Guardiola: Man City will not be held ransom by clubs during the summer transfer window
Manchester City won’t cave into requests from clubs during the forthcoming summer transfer market, according to Pep Guardiola.
Pep Guardiola reiterated at a recent pre-game press conference that Manchester City would have no difficulty ending negotiations with clubs if their assessment of players does not align fairly with the requested prices.
“I can only speculate about what will transpire during the (summer) transfer window.”
“What matters is that we make wise choices, sign the right players you want to sign and that they contribute to the team as a whole and the chemistry we have developed over the years,” according to Pep Guardiola.
“We always intend for this to happen. I have no idea what will occur. Regarding the costs? I anticipate they will cost more than usual, but I’m not sure.”
“We have done that (walked away from transfer negotiations) many times recently in the last years,” the Manchester City manager stated.
“We don’t sign players the club deems too much. Three, four, or five situations would be easy for me to explain. Since the club wanted to negotiate it (their price), which is fair, I’m not saying the reverse.”
“We decided no. It is too much, and we didn’t do it. I can think of four or five players from those time.” Guardiola adamantly stated, “I’m not saying that.”