Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola expressed gratitude toward City’s chain of command for their close-season transfer dealings in the wake of watching his new-look side commence the Premier League battle with a 2-0 triumph over Brighton and Hove Albion.
In the wake of finishing a frustrating 15 points behind champions Chelsea the last term, City set out on a spending binge to spruce up their squad.
Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva, Danilo, Benjamin Mendy and Ederson have all arrived as City sprinkled out finished £200million.
Furthermore, City began the campaign with a comprehensive 2-0 win over newly promoted Brighton, with just Mendy not featuring of the new young men – Sergio Aguero and a Lewis Dunk own goal sealing each of the three points.
Guardiola was satisfied with his side’s dominant show and anticipates that his squad will go from strength to strength as they bed in.
“I want to say thank you to the club, for the next four, five years we have young players with huge talent,” he said.
“I want to continue with what we did in the last three games of pre-season. We were stable but we have to try to improve. The most important thing was to win the first game.”
But the Catalan still noted areas for improvement as City look to deliver silverware for Guardiola in his second season.
“We are here to win games, we won but it is just the first one,” he added.
“We have to learn to attack better. The big teams have to handle all situations. I am satisfied, especially with the second half.”