Pep Guardiola looks ahead to season opener
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Pep Guardiola has confirmed that both Sergio Aguero and Aymeric Laporte will both miss Monday's season opener away at Wolverhampton Wanderers, with Aguero still training alone and Laporte still yet to recover from coronavirus. However, wide man, Riyad Mahrez has recovered from the virus and is available for the trip to Molineux.

Regarding Aguero, Guardiola said: "He [Aguero] did not make one training session with us."

The City boss also provided an update on the two covid-hit players in his squad, Laporte and Mahrez: "Mahrez came back three or four days and is back in training and today is the first day Laporte is back. Riyad is available for Wolves but Laporte not yet.

New Kids on The Block

With new signings, Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres available for the City debuts this Monday, Guardiola gave an insight into how his new men are settling in: "So far it is really good. All the players and staff and people close to them help them to settle as soon as possible, but the most important thing is they are nice people and they are going to help us."

The Blues' boss further commented on Ake: "We bought Nathan Ake as a centre-back, but sometimes he can help us a full-back. Maybe if we get injuries he can play there.

Pep Content with his Business

Despite the two new additions the Blues' transfer window has been questioned by many, however the Spaniard seemed happy with his business so far:
"Since day one when I arrived here I am more than satisfied with what I had in the team. I know the club do absolutely everything to do their best not just for me but for all of us."

He added: "What is going to happen is going to happen. If we stay with the players we have we'll be happy. Never and never in the future am I going to complain. I'm lucky to have these players and to be at this club"

Tough Test Expected 

After Wolves did the double over his side last season, Guardiola is expecting a tricky encounter on Monday evening. He said: "Wolves were always strong, even when they were in the Championship. It was always a difficult game but it will not be any more difficult as against Leicester or Leeds away. We know exactly how tough the Premier League is.

 

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