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Man City's Pep Guardiola: I'm not under extra pressure this season

Man City's Pep Guardiola: I'm not under extra pressure this season

Guardiola looks set to hand the youngster his Premier League debut on Saturday as the Citizens travel to Brighton for the opening weekend of the new season.

Pep Guardiola promised yesterday that there will be no immediate repeat of this summer's lavish spending at Manchester City.

"There´s a huge gulf between the Championship and the top Premier League teams and having watched City in pre-season, they look like they are in the mood for a good start".

"We finished the contracts of five or six players and in the last six or seven years Manchester City didn't buy full-backs, so we had to buy full-backs".

His display in the first leg was one the the best any opposition player has delivered at the Etihad in recent seasons, with his ability to retain possession and create chances for his teammates carving City open on a number of occasions.

It's a big day for Brighton after they were promoted from the Championship last season, impressive throughout and finishing in second after being pipped to the title by Newcastle United.

"It's the same pressure as I had last season".

"The big fail now takes one week in football".

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"I am looking forward to play in the Premier League for one of the best teams in England and I will do my best to help the team achieve their goals".

Tim Carder - Secretary, Brighton & Hove Albion Supporters´ Club "I am old enough to remember the last (and only) time we were in the old First Division, from 1979 to 1983".

"I feel the same pressure as Barcelona when I arrived". But the new keeper says Bravo is a quality player and has come back in top form after impressing with Chile at the Confederations Cup in the summer. We have to deal with that and handle that.

"So whatever happens at the start of the season - and of course I hope we get off to a flier - we must stay calm and remember that it´s where we are in the table after 38 games that matters, not the first few".

The manager said he is building for the future and has since signed goalkeeper Ederson, Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker and Danilo.

"My experience of being a manager, always the beginning of the season the new ones are the toughest ones", Guardiola added.

"If you see in the first games [last season] against Sunderland and especially against Steaua Bucharest, between last season and now, it's completely the same".

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