Published: Sun, July 22, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Guardiola: It would've been a mistake for Jorginho to join City

Guardiola: It would've been a mistake for Jorginho to join City

So far the tentative interest in Hart - who has 75 England caps, but was left out of the World Cup squad - has come from overseas clubs. I had a point to prove and I think I did well in the game. We have solutions we have Fernandinho, [Ilkay] Gundogan, Oleksandr [Zinchenko], [Fabian] Delph.

Riyad Mahrez, City's big £60 million (S$106.8 million) summer signing from Leicester, could feature in the match.

The former Napoli midfielder looked to be on his way to City, but a last-minute approach from Chelsea changed his mind.

"I feel very good", he told the club's website.

He said: "We will decide on them at the end of pre-season".

"It would have been a mistake for him if he came and he wanted to go to Chelsea with (new manager) Maurizio Sarri".

Former New York City FC striker Jack Harrison also made his first start for City but it was Dortmund's United States worldwide Christian Pulisic, back on home soil, who was biggest threat in a first half of few chances.

"It's been a pleasure working with academy players over the last few days". "It's a long road".

Guardiola was forced to pick a mixed team that included youngsters and a number of players that spent last season out on loan including Joe Hart, Jason Denayer and Patrick Roberts. "I know it's not easy for him". "We missed the ball in some situations and they used the counter-attack".

Guardiola added: "He has to improve his game, try to keep the levels he showed last season".

Like Sane, Gotze was left out of the 2018 squad and the 26-year-old said he had accepted the disappointment of missing the tournament in Russian Federation.

Premier League champions City play FA Cup winners Chelsea in the Community Shield on Aug 5 and begin their title defence at Arsenal a week later. What we've seen from him here... the impression is so good'.

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