Guardiola: Bernardo is ideal City player

Guardiola: Bernardo is ideal City player

Guardiola: Bernardo is ideal City player

The Portuguese midfielder joined the Club last summer after an outstanding season with Monaco, and after a hard first few months he has emerged as one of the stars of our record-breaking year.

In all likelihood, that will mean Mark Hughes will abandon his two up top tactics that he has deployed in recent weeks and pack his players in to defend their own half. "As long as I'm a coach at Manchester City he's not going to go anywhere", Guardiola told reporters.

"Maybe some are not happy, they want to play more and can ask to leave, but not too many", he added.

"He has an incredible quality". "It's something nobody ever did before, and we want to do it".

"And as a person, what can I say?" He has an awesome relationship with his teammates, coaching staff, everyone. It's hard to find anyone better than Bernardo in that regard. "We wish him the best with Portugal in the World Cup".

Pep Guardiola will surely ring the changes again after Yaya Toure's fabulous send off against Swansea on Wednesday evening with Raheem Sterling likely to return to action.

Pep Guardiola has launched an attack on the Premier League over its medal policy, claiming it is "ridiculous" that some of Manchester City's young players will not receive a winner's medal because they have failed to play five games this season. We've said a few times, of course we wanted to win the league but if we can win it and break the records it would be even better because you stay in the history of the Premier League.

The Egyptian has 43 overall for the campaign, but this is his longest run this season without finding the net since he failed to score against Spartak Moscow, Newcastle and Manchester United in successive matches in September and October.

It remains highly unlikely, but because rampant City are seeking to underline their record-shredding campaign with a landmark century of points, few Southampton or Swansea fans can quite convince themselves it is over yet. "It might be hard for (goalkeeper) Ederson to score but we will try!"

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