Pep Guardiola hopes Man City can hold on to ‘exceptional’ players but accepts they may leave

Pep Guardiola says all his record-breaking Manchester City players deserve to keep on the membership for “many, many years”, but accepts a few of them may leave this summer time.

City go to Arsenal on Sunday wanting to add to their 17 consecutive victories in all competitions – an English top-flight document – whereas at the least sustaining a 10-point Premier League lead over title rivals Leicester and Manchester United.

One problem for Guardiola might show to be how to enhance his squad within the switch market this summer time, but the City supervisor was extra interested by discussing his present players when future planning got here up forward of the journey to the Emirates.

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“What I believe is all the players deserve to stay here for many, many years,” Guardiola mentioned. “The quality they have is exceptional, there’s no doubts. But year by year the situation is different because there are players who accept some roles and some that don’t.

“It’s not concerning the high quality, it is about accepting that generally you do not play and in that second the participant has to leave.

“There are players, for age, persona or many causes, that settle for all of the roles. Other ones do not settle for it, when they play it’s good but it’s a drawback when they do not play with the crew.


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“These players have to reflect and speak with their agents and the club and decide the best for them especially, and for the club as well, so I don’t know what is going to happen next season.”

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Veteran midfielder Fernandinho and Sergio Aguero are each out of contract this summer time, with City’s document goalscorer admitting he doesn’t know what the longer term holds past the present marketing campaign.

Aguero has scored 256 targets for City since arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2011, but the 32-year-old has made simply 5 Premier League appearances this season due to harm and a spell on the sidelines after contracting Covid-19.

In a brief interview with YouTuber Ibai Llanos, Aguero mentioned: “I end my contract on the finish of the season and I do not know what to do but. I haven’t got an thought.

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero has been hampered by harm and sickness this season

“The first thing I want to do is play football, and at the end of the season we will see.

“I’ll maintain enjoying till my physique permits me to. I hope that I can proceed for just a few extra years.”

City brushed apart Everton at Goodison Park on Wednesday as a 3-1 victory noticed them turn out to be the primary Premier League crew to win their opening 10 video games in a calendar 12 months.

Asked whether or not this was probably the most dominant crew of his City tenure, Guardiola mirrored on the 2017-18 marketing campaign when his facet gained the title with 100 factors.


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He mentioned: “This season we are not going to get to 100 points. That was the best season, the numbers speak for itself. No-one has done 100 points.

“Even the second league we gained after we made 98 factors, we performed unbelievable soccer video games too. To win the Premier League you’ve to be constant and so dominant.

“We have been doing this the last two months incredibly well but, as I’ve said, in the springtime no one is champion.

“We will solely get the credit score we deserve on the finish of the season if we’re champions. If not, it is only a quick a part of the season.”

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