Pep Guardiola forecasts end to Manchester City spending spree

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"We did it earlier and we are lucky because it would be more expensive now", said the Catalan.

Guardiola said: "Hopefully next season I will be here and we are not going to spend how we spent this season".

He thought he had stolen the points in a debut cameo against Tottenham before briefly sending the Etihad Stadium wild in the 0-0 derby with Manchester United until the assistant's flag was spotted. They've already made three (Walker, Mendy and Danilo) which may be sufficient at the moment.

All three have the pace to change defence into attack quickly, something City lacked in the full-back positions last season.

The Citizens failed to win a single trophy last term but the midfielder is adamant they will do better this time around citing the unfamiliarity of the system as the reason for their botched season.

"We needed to do that this summer because we have one of the oldest teams in Europe".

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City kick-start their campaign at the South-East away to new-comers Brighton & Hove Albion. I assure you that.

Toure said: "Yes because the mentality of the manager is playing good and winning - not just winning".

Although many still believe Pep will continue with his beloved 4-3-3, the additional formation will give City some flexibility next season, and they can use it in big games to use the element of surprise, such as the Manchester Derby.

"We didn't have full-backs and you have to buy full-backs", the Spaniard added. Sooner or later it's going to finish. Everyone has witnessed the way a Guardiola team can play when Pep has the right players and everyone understands the tactics, as Guardiola has won the Champions League twice with Barcelona and has steamrolled the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich three times.

Ederson added that the opportunity to work under Guardiola played a significant role in persuading him to sign for Manchester City.

"I will do my best like I did last season".

But how quickly they can gel into an effective Premier League unit will be one of the biggest tests facing Hughton's side. I feel the same pressure at Barcelona when I arrived. Another trophy-less season will likely be deemed another failure and expectations, as such, are high in the Premier League, with an eye too on the Champions League semi-final at the very least. "It depends on many other circumstances but we've tried to buy good defenders but also creative players and strikers to score more goals". All the money I was putting into the club prior to getting planning (for the Amex) was pretty much worthless if we didn't get it.

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