Published: Sat, July 21, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Dortmund ease past Man City in Champions Cup opener

Dortmund ease past Man City in Champions Cup opener

The 18-year-old is one of a number of young players included in the group by Pep Guardiola.

"But I'm just interested because I believe Guardiola is the best coach in the world at this present moment".

Sancho, who made 11 Bundesliga appearances last season, played on the left of a three-man attack against City. English football received an exceptional player at the end.

Regarding Jorginho, Guardiola said: "I'm not disappointed".

"We have the same players except one person, Mr Toure".

The outcome of City having a record 16 players at the World Cup is that the squad Guardiola has available for the International Champions Cup in the United States is shorn of experience.

"It would have been a mistake for us and for him if he came here when he wanted to go with Maurizio". "Tomorrow he is going to play (against Borussia Dortmund)".

Former England goalkeeper Joe Hart, meanwhile, is poised for some surprise playing time in the USA having returned to the club from a loan spell at West Ham United.

Guardiola also said of City winger Leroy Sane being left out of Germany's World Cup squad: "Maybe this decision will make him stronger".

"It is a pleasure to work with them", said the City boss. If they are exhausted and they don't want to fight for the Community Shield, play at Arsenal, then stay on holidays.

"It will be a good experience for them [the young players] to realise they can compete [at senior level] and play well". I have watched him from a distance and seen good performances. But Guardiola is philosophical about his preparations for the start of the season despite the Premier League opener against Arsenal on August 12, two weeks after their return.

In the end, City could not find an equaliser as Dortmund held on for a winning start in the Champions Cup, while Guardiola was not pleased with German side's physical approach.

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