Manchester City will enter this season with only 20 senior players. This is the smallest number of players in one team in the entire Premiership. However, it must be admitted that these are quality names, but will it be enough in the fight for the title? Pep Guardiola revealed at the press conference that he likes to work with fewer players.
"I like to work with not many players and have everyone involved. "It is what it is. We have shown in the last years we have a small squad and we are there in the last stages. We have a transfer window in winter where we can take something we cannot do now."
- Guardiola said, as quoted by mancity.com
Pep Guardiola and transfer market: We are the same
Much was talked about the arrival of the left back. Names such as Marc Cucurella were mentioned. However, the Spaniard chose Chelsea, and City will have to find happiness elsewhere.
Guardiola revealed that the club has no concrete moves on the transfer market for now. "Nothing special. We are the same," he said. "Josh is there. Joao is there. Nathan is there. We will see. We have two weeks until the end of the month and we will see.
There are a lot of players around the world and a lot of them can suit perfectly this team and the way we are." Guardiola emphasized that things are difficult in the transfer market. A lot of negotiation is required for one player.
What the Spanish strategist is hoping for is an academy where there are many talented players who could be the mainstay of the team in the coming period. "The transfer market is often difficult. Selling is harder than buying but sometimes it is not possible.
We have an academy and we will see." This will be a difficult season for Manchester City. Liverpool and City are still the main favorites for the title, but it seems that another competitor could appear this season. We still don't know who it could be, but Liverpool and City look much weaker before the start of the new season.