I couldn't 'train another team in England', says Guardiola

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City's smooth passing game appeared close to its peak in the supreme 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, but Belgium midfielder De Bruyne acknowledges things could be different against Mauricio Pochettino's men.

The Belgian, who made his first start of the season in the 3-0 win against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday night, and could be in line for his first full 90 minutes of the campaign against Mauricio Pochettino's side, has experienced playing on an National Football League pitch before and did not enjoy it. "I met him at Watford when we played there last season and it was a huge pleasure", Guardiola said.

His wife Cristina Serra and daughters, Valentina and Maria, were at an Ariana Grande concert when a bomb exploded in the venue.

"She called me but immediately the line broke".

"Mateo fought for his life for months and we told [Silva] that whenever he needed to go back to Spain and stay there, there would be no problem", he said.

"It will not be possible to train another team in England like Manchester City, because I feel loved from the people here".

'I think we area playing better every game. we have to keep improving a little bit more but we're in a good way. Everyone loves to be loved, it is the secret of our lives.

"I'm sorry, I will be a Mancunian for the rest of my life".

"If you don't try to be creative and don't ask why do we have to do that, why not another way, then humanity doesn't exist anymore".

It was tragedy which helped bind him to the city, after his family were caught up in the terrorist attack on the Manchester Arena in 2017.

Guardiola signed a contract extension with City in May, running through until the end of the 2020-21 season, after inspiring his side to dominant Premier League and EFL Cup triumphs. "We've one player more than we had last season, but I don't know if we are better equipped - about the same I'd say".

The 47-year-old said: "I met him more as a person, it was fantastic". I will (always) be a Manchester City fan.

Pep said: "I love this song, you can not imagine how much".

Meanwhile, City captain Vincent Kompany hailed Stones, saying: "He's an intelligent player with so much ability on the ball. We were in a better position than many unfortunate ones". "We only lost the Lyon game so we've been fine, but to be honest I didn't expect anything less".