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Press Conference: Pep Guardiola on De Bruyne, Aguero, Chelsea and more

Press Conference: Pep Guardiola on De Bruyne, Aguero, Chelsea and more

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Manchester City are set to face Chelsea in the semi-final of the FA Cup on Saturday.

Ahead of the match head coach Pep Guardiola has talked to the press providing team news and more.

On Sergio Aguero and injury updates, City boss said:

“[Sergio is] not fit yet. [Everyone else] is ok. Tired but in a good mood.”

On playing Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden, Guardiola said:

“If you know a little bit the trajectory of this team and the selections, the answer is obvious. Of course they can play together, they have played many times together. Phil can play in five positions and Raz can play in three. It depends on them.”

On Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea, the Catalan manager said:

“I know him from Mainz. When I was in Munich, after he went to Dortmund and spent one or two games playing exactly the way he wanted to play. It was difficult to take over a team during the season but he has a lot of experience winning at a top club like PSG and now another club at Chelsea. I knew from the beginning he would do a good job.

“Every manager plays in the way they play. Frank did an incredible job in the first season when he could not sign players and qualified for the Champions League. I admire both as a person and a manager. Tomorrow we face Thomas. He knows how I admire him and how good he is as a manager. It will be a good battle.”

On the importance of Kevin De Bruyne, Guardiola said:

“He’s arriving in agood feeling. he was outstanding against Leicester after the international break, he didn’t play against Leeds to involve everyone but Dortmund good. He is arriving for the next six weeks in the best condition physically and mentally. Signing a contract with the club is not just good for him but for the club and everyone. Hopefully he can continue at this level.”

Source- Manchester Evening News

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