Man City are about to have unstoppable new partners who will scare Premier League competitors
MANCHESTER CITY have an organization in the making that will unnerve the life out of resistance defenders.
Pep Guardiola has cautioned Manchester City’s Premier League equals that Phil Foden and Erling Haaland are on course to frame a relentless goalscoring association. The youthful advances have not exactly been on similar frequency in their initial games together.
Foden botched chances to put objectives on a plate for City’s new No 9 against both Bournemouth and Newcastle, giving when a square pass would have delivered a specific objective. However, Guardiola demands Foden simply needs somewhat additional opportunity to check out Haaland’s recurrence.
The City boss insisted when he does it will be bad news for the rest of the league. “The feeling last season, maybe, was that we did not have a proper, proper striker so sometimes the passes can go in other ways,” he said.
“Phil is going to score a lot of goals and I want that, but now he will see that in that position, always Erling is there. That is Erling’s biggest talent. The guy is there.
“I have said it many times before it is a question of time to know each other.” Guardiola has no doubts that Foden will adapt to having a striker as a focal point
“The biggest players make the right decision depending on where are your mates, where is the opposition. It is not like Playstation where you can guide what to do – they have to decide in the moment and the big players they decide perfectly on the action.
“And Phil is a key player for us.” City host Crystal Palace at the Etihad this afternoon and Guardiola will approach the game with caution given the south Londoners’ took four points from them last season including a shock 2-0 win in Manchester.
“They have the quality and talent that’s why we have to be on it from the first moment,” he said. “They are a side that defends really well on the edge of their box but hopefully we can break them.”
Guardiola maintained that City would not be doing any more business in the transfer window including selling one of their prized assets in Bernardo Silva. Suggestions Paris Saint-Germain had joined Barcelona in the race for the midfielder, lodging a £59million bid which the club rejected were rubbished by the City boss.
“He will stay here – absolutely. We have not had a phone call from any club regarding Bernardo Silva, which is why he will stay.” Academy prospect Luke Mbete, 18, is expected to join Huddersfield on loan.