Statements Of Guardiola about Man City’s match against Bournemouth
Pep Guardiola, coach of Manchester City, spoke about the future of the new deal Sergio Gomez with the team during the coming period, especially since the club has not announced the details of the left-back deal from Anderlecht yet, but it seems that the deal has been completed from Guardiola’s speech.
Manchester City will host Bournemouth at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, at the Etihad Stadium as part of the second round of the English Premier League
Guardiola said in the press conference about Gomez, “The club is working to strengthen all positions, and we aim to bring this player here. He was the second best player in the U-17 World Cup, succeeding Phil Foden. He learned a lot under the leadership of Anderlecht coach Vincent Kompany.”
The Manchester City coach added, “Sergio Gomez will stay with us, along with Joao Cancelo and Josh Wilson at left-back.”
And about the Norwegian star Halland, he said, “I have not seen a player of his age who becomes an exceptional player and has an incredible instinct.
Guardiola talked about the injuries in his team before tomorrow’s match, saying, “Calvin Phillips has some discomfort, and he will not be able to play tomorrow, and Cole Palmer suffered a bruise in his foot the past days, and there is doubt about his presence tomorrow.”
He continued, “When Bournemouth went up in the first few games they were a big danger, they don’t feel pressure, they feel good about last season and they have nothing to lose.”
He added, “They press very hard, they press well, they drop to five in defense, they narrow the spaces in the midfield, they close the spaces to pull you in, they have a good link between the attackers, they play the set pieces well, we try to impose our game.”
He continued, “The team is ready, I saw their game with a lot of respect for Scott Parker, the patterns are very clear, we spoke and trained and we are ready.”
The English team, Manchester City, defeated its West Ham counterpart, 2-0, in the confrontation that brought the two teams together at the “London” stadium, in the first round of the English Premier League competitions for the new season 2022-2023.