Pep Guardiola demands more quality to Manchester City's play

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Man City captain Vincent Kompany: "We had to patient the first half, they were defending well and they had a clear game plan, but we have quality in the team". So yes, we'll look at having as many good experiences as we can, and that goes for the whole season, not just the start.

"Hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we have this season". But I am used to that.

But the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss expects even better from City once his new players get used to the tempo of the Premier League.

The Seagulls kept 21 clean sheets in last season's Championship, more than any other side. "We were stable but we have to try to improve".

"We have spent, yeah, of course, [but] all the teams spend, except maybe Tottenham". If not, then next season.

Lewis Dunk turned Fernandinho's cross through goalkeeper Mathew Ryan's grasp and into his own net soon afterwards as City prevailed after previously being frustrated. Romelu Lukaku should bring goals, which were a particular issue against lesser sides: United drew 10 home matches last season, at least eight of which it could be said to have dominated.

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"Here every game is a battle, and from my experience - in Barcelona too - it's hard against a newly-promoted club".

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"We knew what their game plan was going to be - to sit back and defend", he added. We controlled the game.

Guardiola's City have made some eye-catching additions this summer, particularly in the forward ranks, and the club are many pundits' favourites for the league title thanks to their strength in depth. I assure you that.

Yet, a team featuring Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus up front and a sprinkle of attacking midfielders like Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva, new signing Bernardo Silva, Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling promises lots of goals this season. And that is the first step to creating something.

"We gave a really good account of ourselves".

"In the boxes we were ideal (at Brighton)".

"We spent the first three months in the bottom places".

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