Man City boss Guardiola 'proud' of Community Shield performance: But we're here to win | OneFootball
Man City boss Guardiola 'proud' of Community Shield performance: But we're here to win
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits their preseason hasn't been its best after the Community Shield defeat to Leicester City.
Asked if he felt his team would have enough preparation for next weekend's Premier League opener against Spurs.
The Catalan said he felt there were strong similarities between this season and last season's truncated pre-season.
“We will arrive like it happened like last season, late," he said.
“Because UEFA and FIFA are not allowed to give time to the managers and players to rest.
“Tomorrow, players will arrive. Many of our players have played just three training sessions. Day by day, month by month we try our best to compete as best as possible.
“We will try our best, knowing we will not be at our best. It happened last season at Wolves and we lost 2-5 at home to Leicester.
“We know we will not be at our best. The players will be better next Sunday. Before the international break we want to get as many points as possible to be there and after week by week, I am pretty sure we will be better
“What I saw today I am incredibly confident for the season.
“I saw many good things. We didn't play badly. I said to the guys how proud I am. But this business you must win. So we congratulate the opponent and think about next week."