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Guardiola says he wants to end his career by coaching in Barcelona’s fabled youth academy La Masía

Guardiola says he wants to end his career by coaching in Barcelona’s fabled youth academy La MasíaJason Cairnduff Reuters

"Consistent domestic success and further development in the Champions League will be our focus in 2018-19 and the seasons to come", he said.

The German struck within two minutes of his first league start of the season as the Cottagers were outgunned at the Etihad Stadium.

Raheem Sterling wrapped up a 3-0 win shortly after half-time, with promoted Fulham fortunate that David Silva was the only player able to add to Sane's second-minute opener in a dominant first-half display.

After Pep Guardiola's Man City side swept past all in front of them previous year in the Premier League, becoming the first team in the the league's history to break the 100-point barrier, comparisons have been made with his dominant Barcelona side at the start of the decade. At just 23-years-old he already has bags of top-level experience to his name and the potential to become one of the most unsafe players in world football.

Manchester City has its full compliment of players aside from Kevin De Bruyne and Claudio Bravo who are out with long-term injuries.

Bernardo Silva staked his claim for a place even more emphatically, earning the man-of-the-match award after pulling the strings with aplomb on Saturday.

However, coach Pep Guardiola said they could have scored more goals and they must be more clinical in front of the goal.

"That's why he deserves to play all the minutes he is playing". When he fell down, he felt something. "It feels that we are only halfway up our Everest", the billionaire said as he reflected on the past decade and, spelling out his vision for the future, declared that there was "much more to win". "Tomorrow we will see how he wakes up [for Lyon]".

It was the start of a dominant afternoon from City and a trying one for a Fulham defence without a clean sheet and with nine goals against them in their opening four league games. "It was never going to be an easy day for us".

And it's fair to say that the result is emphatic in favour of the great Barcelona side of 2011.

"How we start the game, how we start the second half, it didn't make it easy for ourselves fighting for something positive". They showed they are one of the best teams in the world.

"They had been calling me since December, asking me to come and play for them". It's not easy for us to match this level.

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