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"It is all I demand of my players and when you see Sergio and Gabriel run backwards and Kevin and David, that is the first step to creating something. This group of players is going to stay for a long time at Manchester City".
"Talking about attacking options - we know it in training of course because we have to face [Aguero] every day".
"Before the Sergio goal we had chances in the first half and the second half and in these sort of games when teams defend with 10 players, deeper, deeper it's so important to score the first goal", Guardiola told a news conference. A pre-match film on the stadium's big screens reminded of the club's wonderful journey after the coastal city had been awash with replica shirts. They were organised and you could see they had a clear game plan, but we've got quality and eventually it made the difference.
"For us, we're up against top-class opposition that will have more possession than we do".
The Seagulls are playing their first top flight game in 34 years, but have an experience Premier League manager in Chris Hughton. We were stable. We controlled the game and the game was in our hands.
City manager Pep Guardiola will be under pressure from the start after strengthening his squad with five new signings in the transfer window, costing the club some $286 million.
"We needed the win and it was good to get off to a good start, so we are happy", he said.
Brighton was successfully repelling City's potent strike force until a costly lapse.
"The first game of a season is always complicated", he said.
More immediately, there must be concerns about the way United was outplayed in the Super Cup by Real Madrid, despite in theory being far further along in preparation for the new season.