I'm so proud - Guardiola hails 'incredible' Man City

David Silva pondering international retirement

David Silva pondering international retirement

City had seven players who played in the last weekend of Russian Federation 2018, either in the final or third-place playoff, but they were not due back until the day after their Community Shield clash with Chelsea on August 5.

The Premier League champions will now turn their attention to the Community Shield against Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.

This is also the third and final match for Manchester City in this series of friendlies.

"Gomes is quick, strong and an excellent tackler with great vision and energy".

"With his "hip dad" aesthetic and odd combination of conscientious cool and intense, obsessive nerdiness, he is a genius savant who has meticulously created a winning formula at City and turned post-Cruyffian theory into reality at the Etihad".

Pep Guardiola has declared City are not interested in signing Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic. The 17-year-old was Liverpool's biggest threat of the first half and went close with a header over the bar and could have had a penalty just before half-time when he appeared to be clipped by Cameron Humphreys.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said: "I was not anxious about the pitch, I was more anxious for the pitch - we killed it completely".

"We are going to adapt, it's a simple as that". Maybe, maybe not, we will see. "Now he's in ideal condition, he trains with us but we didn't want to take a risk with him on this pitch because we need players for the beginning of the season". "If Liverpool believes they should spend this kind of money, it is because they believe it is best for them".

Guardiola fielded a young side, particularly in defence, and says they will have learnt a lot from coming up against such quality.

Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo tried to look on the positive side, noting that a host of young players, such as teenage striker Phil Foden have gotten a chance to prove themselves. The last game was not his flawless performance but even though Phil didn't play good, he's a fighter, he runs and he never gives up.

And Silva was quick to point out the difference in the Premier League and the continental competition. The level was here, now it's up here. "He has to continue with medical tests every now and then, but at least we can think a little about the future".

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