Published: Wed, September 19, 2018
Sport | By Ruben Hill

Pep Guardiola blasts Manchester City sloppiness in Lyon wake-up call

Pep Guardiola blasts Manchester City sloppiness in Lyon wake-up call

"His natural position is out wide, but it's important for us to have players who can play in several positions and Bernardo is one of them".

Fresh from impressing with Portugal at the World Cup finals over the summer, Bernardo has carried on from where he left off, starting the 2018/19 season in imperious form, with his stunning display in Saturday's 3-0 league win over Fulham just the latest in a series of man-of-the-match displays.

Guardiola said it is "almost impossible" to be more pleased with Silva's development than he is. "Last season he played three minutes from the bench and when he plays three minutes from the bench, he plays the best he can play".

The visitors' refused to abandon their attacking philosophy despite the obvious perils, and they also played their part in an entertaining contest with Andre Schurrle their most unsafe player and firing an effort over the crossbar before City's second.

"He was an example and that is why I said that I don't know what will happen in the future but if I am here, this guy will stay here because he is special".

Chelsea, Manchester City and Bournemouth were the big winners in Saturday afternoon's Premier League action.

The Citizens' next fixture is at home to Lyon this Wednesday in the Champions League. "But, luckily, the team was doing really well and that helped me a lot".

The Englishman was crucial to City last season, scoring an impressive 18 goals in 33 appearances as the Citizens romped to the Premier League title with a record-breaking 100 points. There's something about him which brings the best out in the players.

Silva would likely have to take a significant pay cut to join the Spanish club was which was relegated to the second tier last term.

The opener was a poor goal from Fulham's point of view, coming after Jean Michael Seri gave the ball away with a weak pass and Fernandinho intercepted to break clear. He's shown a similar style in different places, he's shown it's possible to play that way in different competitions. Riyad is going to come back the same like we saw with Leicester, or with Bernardo right now, and that is why I like to work with these kind of players. "And the teams at the top level they punish you a lot".

"I spent many times and we analysed that many times and I can tell you from history we don't deserve it because still we didn't make an exceptional year in the Champions League".

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