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Manchester City will be stronger next season vows Guardiola

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City will be a far more formidable force next season after their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal left the Spaniard empty-handed for the first season in his glittering career.

Guardiola’s side wasted their chance to reach the final as poor finishing and sloppy defending allowed Arsenal to come from behind and snatch a 2-1 victory in extra-time on Sunday.

Manchester City will be stronger next season vows Guardiola

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City will be a far more formidable force next season after their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal left the Spaniard empty-handed for the first season in his glittering career.

Guardiola’s side wasted their chance to reach the final as poor finishing and sloppy defending allowed Arsenal to come from behind and snatch a 2-1 victory in extra-time on Sunday.

Manchester City will be stronger next season vows Guardiola

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City will be a far more formidable force next season after their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal left the Spaniard empty-handed for the first season in his glittering career.

Guardiola’s side wasted their chance to reach the final as poor finishing and sloppy defending allowed Arsenal to come from behind and snatch a 2-1 victory in extra-time on Sunday.

Manchester City will be stronger next season vows Guardiola

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London (AFP) – Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City will be a far more formidable force next season after their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal left the Spaniard empty-handed for the first season in his glittering career.

Guardiola’s side wasted their chance to reach the final as poor finishing and sloppy defending allowed Arsenal to come from behind and snatch a 2-1 victory in extra-time on Sunday.

Guardiola accepts City ‘far away’ from Champions League

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has admitted Manchester City are “far away” from challenging for European club football’s biggest prize.

The manager of the world’s self-styled wealthiest football club has been in the unusual position of watching the Champions League quarter-finals from a distance this week.

Guardiola scared by Dortmund bomb attacks

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admits he was shaken by the bomb attacks on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus this week.

Three explosions went off as the Dortmund team made their way to their Signal Iduna Park stadium for the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Monaco on Tuesday.

Guardiola scared by Dortmund bomb attacks

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admits he was shaken by the bomb attacks on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus this week.

Three explosions went off as the Dortmund team made their way to their Signal Iduna Park stadium for the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Monaco on Tuesday.

Bravo one of world’s best goalkeepers, says Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes Claudio Bravo is among the best goalkeepers in the world will the ball at his feet, but remains unsure about picking him.

Bravo was recalled for his first Premier League appearance since January 21 as Hull City were beaten 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

Guardiola vows to learn from English lesson

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has vowed to bounce back from his worst campaign in management after admitting he was taught a lesson in his first season with Manchester City.

Guardiola was head-hunted by City’s wealthy Abu Dhabi owners following brilliant spells with Barcelona, where he won the Champions League twice, and Bayern Munich, where he completed a hat-trick of Bundesliga title wins.

What Chelsea bust-up? We are ‘so polite’ – City boss Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola shrugged off suggestions his “so polite” side were involved in a heated row with Chelsea’s stars following a 2-1 loss at Stamford Bridge.

Tempers are said to have flared in the tunnel after Wednesday’s defeat that left City 14 points off top spot when an insult in Italian was allegedly directed towards the visitors.

What Chelsea bust-up? We are ‘so polite’ – City boss Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola shrugged off suggestions his “so polite” side were involved in a heated row with Chelsea’s stars following a 2-1 loss at Stamford Bridge.

Tempers are said to have flared in the tunnel after Wednesday’s defeat that left City 14 points off top spot when an insult in Italian was allegedly directed towards the visitors.

Man City boss Guardiola needs Hull of a boost

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City’s season has hit a bump at a bad time, and a victory at home to Hull City on Saturday will help bolster their bid to play Champions League football.

City’s 2-1 defeat at leaders Chelsea on Wednesday means they have now gone more than a month without a Premier League victory.

Man City boss Guardiola needs Hull of a boost

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City’s season has hit a bump at a bad time, and a victory at home to Hull City on Saturday will help bolster their bid to play Champions League football.

City’s 2-1 defeat at leaders Chelsea on Wednesday means they have now gone more than a month without a Premier League victory.

City have point to prove against ‘superb Conte’ – Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola says Manchester City have shown they can out-play Chelsea once this season and will prove the point when they face the Premier League leaders again on Wednesday.

Guardiola’s side make the trip to Stamford Bridge with Chelsea already being hailed as champions-elect after opening up a seven-point gap over Tottenham and an 11-point advantage over City.

Stars playing for their Man City futures: Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola warned his under-achieving squad that they are playing for their futures at the Etihad Stadium.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach, tasked by the Abu Dhabi owners with establishing the club among Europe’s elite, has found his first season to be more demanding than he might have expected.

Guardiola says Europe key to English development

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes European football is more important than the Premier League in helping young English players reach their full potential.

Guardiola has suggested that it is only by playing regularly in the latter stages of the Champions League at major stadiums such as the Nou Camp, the Bernabeu, the Allianz Arena and the Juventus Stadium that England’s best young players can develop the right mental attitude to win major tournaments.

Guardiola says Europe key to English development

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes European football is more important than the Premier League in helping young English players reach their full potential.

Guardiola has suggested that it is only by playing regularly in the latter stages of the Champions League at major stadiums such as the Nou Camp, the Bernabeu, the Allianz Arena and the Juventus Stadium that England’s best young players can develop the right mental attitude to win major tournaments.

Goals the missing ingredient for Manchester City: Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sharper finishing is all that is required to take Manchester City to the next level, manager Pep Guardiola said after his side’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

Guardiola’s cavalier approach came under scrutiny after City fell to a 3-1 defeat at Monaco last week that saw them eliminated from the Champions League on away goals after a 6-6 aggregate draw.

Goals the missing ingredient for Manchester City: Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Sharper finishing is all that is required to take Manchester City to the next level, manager Pep Guardiola said after his side’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

Guardiola’s cavalier approach came under scrutiny after City fell to a 3-1 defeat at Monaco last week that saw them eliminated from the Champions League on away goals after a 6-6 aggregate draw.

Liverpool’s Klopp backs under-fire Manchester City boss Guardiola

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London (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists Pep Guardiola doesn’t deserve to be questioned following Manchester City’s Champions League exit.

Guardiola was criticised after City squandered a two-goal first leg advantage against Monaco as they crashed out of the Champions League following a 3-1 defeat in France on Wednesday.

Liverpool’s Klopp backs under-fire Manchester City boss Guardiola

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London (AFP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists Pep Guardiola doesn’t deserve to be questioned following Manchester City’s Champions League exit.

Guardiola was criticised after City squandered a two-goal first leg advantage against Monaco as they crashed out of the Champions League following a 3-1 defeat in France on Wednesday.

Attack the best form of defence for City in Monaco – Guardiola

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco are “the best team in the world at scoring goals” in the eyes of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, so the only way to beat them is by taking them on at their own game, he says.

“I want to see a team from the first minute looking to win the game. After that, at this level everyone can beat you, but I don’t like my team to speculate,” Guardiola told reporters on Tuesday ahead of the Champions League last 16, second leg between the teams.

Attack the best form of defence for City in Monaco – Guardiola

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Monaco (AFP) – Monaco are “the best team in the world at scoring goals” in the eyes of Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, so the only way to beat them is by taking them on at their own game, he says.

“I want to see a team from the first minute looking to win the game. After that, at this level everyone can beat you, but I don’t like my team to speculate,” Guardiola told reporters on Tuesday ahead of the Champions League last 16, second leg between the teams.

Guardiola plays for time over Hart future

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has tried to play down talk of Joe Hart’s Manchester City future, despite previous indications that the goalkeeper is set to leave at the end of the season.

Hart told the BBC on Thursday that he is “surplus to requirements” at the Etihad and does not expect to play for City again, having joined Italian Serie A club Torino on a season’s loan last August.

Guardiola plays for time over Hart future

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has tried to play down talk of Joe Hart’s Manchester City future, despite previous indications that the goalkeeper is set to leave at the end of the season.

Hart told the BBC on Thursday that he is “surplus to requirements” at the Etihad and does not expect to play for City again, having joined Italian Serie A club Torino on a season’s loan last August.

Guardiola faces FA Cup selection headache

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Middlesbrough (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola faces a selection headache in Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final at Middlesbrough as the Manchester City manager juggles the demands of competing for silverware on two fronts.

Guardiola must decide how many of City’s best players to risk for at the Riverside Stadium as they have a crucial Champions League last 16 second leg clash with Monaco four days later.

Guardiola faces FA Cup selection headache

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Middlesbrough (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola faces a selection headache in Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final at Middlesbrough as the Manchester City manager juggles the demands of competing for silverware on two fronts.

Guardiola must decide how many of City’s best players to risk for at the Riverside Stadium as they have a crucial Champions League last 16 second leg clash with Monaco four days later.

Guardiola fights on after Manchester City gamble fails

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has refused to concede the Premier League title to Chelsea despite a disappointing 0-0 home draw with Stoke City which left Antonio Conte’s league leaders with a 10-point lead at the top of the table.

The Manchester City manager gambled by resting key players John Stones, David Silva and Raheem Sterling ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final at Middlesbrough and next week’s Champions League last 16 second leg trip to Monaco.

Guardiola fights on after Manchester City gamble fails

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola has refused to concede the Premier League title to Chelsea despite a disappointing 0-0 home draw with Stoke City which left Antonio Conte’s league leaders with a 10-point lead at the top of the table.

The Manchester City manager gambled by resting key players John Stones, David Silva and Raheem Sterling ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final at Middlesbrough and next week’s Champions League last 16 second leg trip to Monaco.

Guardiola salutes Bravo despite fans doubts

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted he has no concerns about his goalkeeper Claudio Bravo despite the club’s supporters appearing to show their displeasure at the experienced Chilean international during a 5-1 FA Cup win over Huddersfield Town.

Guardiola salutes Bravo despite fans doubts

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted he has no concerns about his goalkeeper Claudio Bravo despite the club’s supporters appearing to show their displeasure at the experienced Chilean international during a 5-1 FA Cup win over Huddersfield Town.

Guardiola to select Man City goalkeepers game-by-game

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has effectively admitted he no longer has a first-choice goalkeeper after declaring he will choose between Willy Caballero and Claudio Bravo on a game-by-game basis.

Bravo was brought in from Barcelona in August to be the senior goalkeeper, but has lost his Premier League place to Caballero in recent weeks after a series of inconsistent displays.

Manchester City will learn from Monaco thriller – Guardiola

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said the experience of Tuesday’s exhilarating 5-3 Champions League victory over Monaco would stand his side in good stead in the competition.

City are in control of the last-16 tie ahead of the return leg on March 15, but at several moments during the first leg their European destiny appeared to be hanging by a thread.

Man City’s Guardiola keen to keep peace with Aguero

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola insists his relationship with Sergio Aguero remains strong despite mounting speculation over the Manchester City striker’s future since the arrival of Gabriel Jesus.

Teenage sensation Jesus took Aguero’s place in Guardiola’s starting line-up before breaking a bone in his foot, an injury that may rule the Brazilian out for the remainder of the season.

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Bellerin’s comments point painfully towards Arsenal-Man City move…

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Arsenal star Hector Bellerin has been quoted in the press with nothing but positive words for Manchester City, their manager Pep Guardiola and assistant coach Mikel Arteta. The full-back has risen to prominence since making the step-up to the Gunners first-team back in 2014, and has even earned a call-up to the Spanish senior side, [.

Guardiola on ropes as Liverpool come swinging

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London (AFP) – Manchester City launch themselves into a foreboding run of fixtures at home to Liverpool on Sunday with Pep Guardiola under pressure to prove he has not lost his magic touch.

Dumped out of the Champions League by Monaco on Wednesday, City face a five-way scrap with Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United over the three spots in next season’s competition.

Guardiola on ropes as Liverpool come swinging

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London (AFP) – Manchester City launch themselves into a foreboding run of fixtures at home to Liverpool on Sunday with Pep Guardiola under pressure to prove he has not lost his magic touch.

Dumped out of the Champions League by Monaco on Wednesday, City face a five-way scrap with Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United over the three spots in next season’s competition.

Guardiola eyes silverware on multiple fronts

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Middlesbrough (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola insists he is keeping all his options open as he pursues a trophy in his first season at Manchester City.

Guardiola’s side are still in contention in the Premier League and Champions League, but the City manager appears equally committed to success in the FA Cup.

Guardiola eyes silverware on multiple fronts

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Middlesbrough (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Pep Guardiola insists he is keeping all his options open as he pursues a trophy in his first season at Manchester City.

Guardiola’s side are still in contention in the Premier League and Champions League, but the City manager appears equally committed to success in the FA Cup.

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Guardiola says ‘wounded’ Arsenal a BIG threat to Man City – He’s RIGHT!

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Things are in a worse state for Arsenal Football Club right now then they have been in a long time, with Arsene Wenger and all the Arsenal players under pressure and in the spotlight for the recent performances and results, so perhaps this will turn out to be the season when the Gunners finally fail [.