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Guardiola explains City is a young club with little history

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 00:58

City manager tells reporters that match against Napoli would be a test for his players

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SHOWS: NAPLES, ITALY (OCTOBER 31, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (Italian) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, SAYING: "We are a very young club and team in Europe. We have no experience. Manchester City is not Milan or Juventus or Inter, Barcelona, Madrid or Bayern Munich, we don't have that kind of history behind us. We have three or four players with international experience, Otamendi, David, Sergio Aguero, and a few others, the rest of the team is very young, perhaps they've played some five, six, seven matches in Champions League. Therefore tomorrow will be another test for us, for us to see if we are able to grow as as team for the future and it's a great occasion for us to show what we're made of and if we are capable of making it." STORY: Manchester City's performance is making manager Pep Guardiola happy but it is still too early celebrate, he said on Tuesday (October 31) as the team prepares to face Napoli in their Champions League clash at the Stadio San Paolo. Guardiola told reporters his team was one of the youngest in Europe without the history of the established greats so their forthcoming match would be a great test. The Premier League side have scored 35 goals in their opening 10 league games and eight in three Champions League matches. They top Group F with nine points from three games. Although City need a draw to seal their round of 16 place with two games to spare, Pep Guardiola said his side would play for three points. Kick-off in the Napoli-Manchester City clash is scheduled for 1945gmt.

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Guardiola explains City is a young club with little history

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 - 00:58