Pep Guardiola admits that Manchester City will have to deal without the “weapon” of a 25-goal clinical striker after it fails to replace Sergio Aguero.
On Saturday, Citi will face the Chelsea team, which has been strengthened by the addition of Romelu Lukaku from Serie A champion Intel for less than £ 100m.
For most of the transfer period, Citi was expected to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham, but that didn’t happen and instead sought to contribute to the team-wide goal account.
Stamford Bridge’s tests show how well Citi can compete with other elite teams to maintain the Premier League title.
Champions League holder Chelsea have added Lukaku, Manchester United have defeated the City on a deal with Cristiano Ronaldo, and Kane remains in the Spurs, making England’s major clubs with a clear focus on the attack. I have.
Guardiola declared the striker’s sensibilities unique, stating:
“They say,’I’m here to win the game.’ We were able to welcome Sergio. These are the most difficult players to take.”
Aguero was injured at the end of his ten-year city career before leaving for Barcelona, the power of LaLiga. Guardiola has found a way to deal with it without an attack leader. Teams were often stuck with attacking players, but there was no natural pioneer.
“Like other teams, we don’t have this weapon. [Manchester] United, Chelsea, or Tottenham. You have to use what you have as a team, “Guardiola said.
“No player has scored 25 goals on his own. We do it as a group and that’s what we’re trying to do this season.”
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Guardiola had previously confirmed that he would have wanted to sign Kane if he became available.
He looked back on his career as a coach and manager and pointed out that there were always identifiable leaders and prolific scorers on his front lines. Gabriel Jesus remains in the city, but Guardiola sees him as a slightly different front player than the central striker.
“There have always been strikers in my career,” said former Barcelona and Bayern Munich bosses.
“Like the goalkeeper, the striker is the biggest specialist. Played with Samuel Eto’o. [at Barcelona], Maybe one of the best or best strikers I have ever trained.When [Thierry] Henry [at Barcelona]..
“I don’t know if he’s a striker or what he is, but Lionel Messi was able to score some goals. [Robert] Lewandowski, Thomas Muller [at Bayern Munich]Click here for Sergio.
“I’m always playing with the striker Gabriel [Jesus] I like to play sideways rather than in the center. I think the club knows that they will need a striker in the next few years, not me, so I want it as a club. “
Guardiola still believes the city has a formidable outlook, and the Chelsea match and the subsequent clash with Paris Saint-Germain next week is intriguing.
“When our team is right-all of them-I saw it the previous year so I know what we can do,” he said.
“It’s a privilege to go to London and play there and then in Paris. I won’t complain for a second about this season or the players I have.”
Citi has won three of the last six Premier League away games against Chelsea (L3). This is more than the last 23 visits to Stamford Bridge on the top flight (W2 D8 L13). Guardiola’s side is aiming to win the top flight game in a row with Chelsea for the first time since January 1955.
During his managerial career, Guardiola lost to Chelsea in more matches than any other opponent in every tournament (8 matches). Indeed, Bruce could be the first team to win four consecutive matches against the Spaniards.
– Soccer Sports
Guardiola admits that Manchester has no striker’s “weapon” after Aguero’s exit
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