Same manager, same tactics, better players - Guardiola lays out Man City blueprint

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A player with an exquisite first touch and eye for a pass, many feel he is tailor-made to excel under Guardiola's guidance, and City's open, attacking brand of football was a major reason he decided to make the move to the Etihad. I know that the manager is the same and that I will learn a lot from Guardiola and the other players.

Likewise the new world's most expensive goalkeeper Ederson is likely to be Guardiola's number one this season after the Claudio Bravo disaster.

"I hope both of us can help the team and I'm sure both of us are going to be ready to play". "I'm not going to change the way I want to play".

"City were very interested in me, but it was many things that made me sign".

By having the most successful summer of any Premier League team, adding to their already talented squad, filling up holes left in the squad, and dominating preseason, City should not only be the favorite to win the League, but also a serious contender for the Champions League.

"If we do something good this season it's because we were together last season, and we know better, and I know better, and they know me better, and that's why it's easy". We try to attack more fluently, and more times maybe this season, but it's a process to do that and sometimes you need a little bit more time.

He believes that night was a crucial juncture in his career and one of the main reasons he is now a City player.

"The teams that arrive, in the first four, five, six games they are so complicated".

A threat down either flank, March can not wait to get running at Kyle Walker and Danilo (with Benjamin Mendy injured).

As the Seagulls prepare to host City on Saturday afternoon, Hughton has insisted his men must ignore any gulf in financial clout, citing Burnley and Bournemouth as examples of how to carve out a Premier League niche on a budget.

"We probably have to concentrate on the levels that we can affect".

"It was the proposal they presented me, this is a club with big ambition to win trophies this season".

"Of course now the full-backs are younger, they have energy in their legs and we are going to use them".

"You've got to be able to overcome those hard experiences that are going to come in this league".

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