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Thomas Stockting·4 October 2022

📣 Guardiola on Champions League schedule, Haaland and Foden form

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Manchester City return to European action against FC Copenhagen following their statement win in the Manchester derby and Pep Guardiola has been speaking to the press ahead of the match.

Here’s what he had to say.

On Haaland

“At his age, no-one can compete with him, no-one. The numbers speak for itself. Inside the locker room, on the pitch, we see things no on the stats that make us happy to have him here.”

On Foden

“The impact when I arrived was wow. The second he started to play important games, he doesn’t feel pressure. Like Bernardo. He behaves better.

“You saw the assist for Erling, starts for our box, he can do it and in smaller spaces good. As a striker also the movements in behind. Incredible can do many things. Every year the more games you play you the better player you are.

“Phil can play five positions, even play as a left-back. In the middle have to pay a bit more attention. Some aspects, his unbelievable instincts.”

On Champions League schedule

“It is what it is, have to pay attention. A mistake now, you don’t have time to recover. With the World Cup, the schedule is like this, we have to adapt. We know how important our home games are.”

On Copenhagen

“Last night I watch them vs Dortmund and today I saw them with their new manager and against Sevilla. I don’t watch the table or the position, I watch who they are as a team.

“My staff help a lot to discover. Infront of the players, we see who we face. CL I have too much respect. This won’t be an exception tomorrow.”

On improving after the derby

“Most difficult thing is to do the easy things. We are alone, simple passes and we lost it. These are our principles. You have to pass to Blue shirts, not to red shirts. Lately, we aren’t doing good, in the important stages… it’s simple to stop it.”