Man City vs Yokohama F Marinos : Manchester City conclude their pre-season preparations in Japan on Saturday morning when they take on Yokohama F. Marinos at the Nissan Stadium.
Pep Guardiola’s side picked up a convincing victory over Hong Kong’s Kitchee SC in their previous outing, following on from their disappointing penalty shootout defeat to Wolves in the final of the Premier League Asia trophy final in China.
NAME: Yokohama F. Marinos – Manchester City
DATE: July 27, 2019
TIME: 10:30 UTC
VENUE: International Stadium Yokohama, Yokohama , Japan
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes Phil Foden is “the most talented player” he has ever seen.
Guardiola, who has managed the likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Arjen Robben, spoke while the 19-year-old midfielder was sat alongside him.
Foden, who has scored seven goals in 36 appearances since making his debut in 2017, is expected to feature heavily this season.
“He has everything to become one of the best players,” Guardiola said.
“I have said many times in press conferences, but maybe not said it in front of him, Phil is the most, most, most talented player I have ever seen in my career as a manager.
Pep Guardiola has hinted Manchester City will enjoy a quiet end to the transfer window as Liverpool prepare to lock horns with the reigning Premier League champions once again.
Jurgen Klopp ‘s side missed out on a first league title since 1990 by a solitary point to City last season, before going on to lift the Champions League.
But despite their status as European champions, the Reds are insistent they won’t spend big this summer with Sepp Van den Berg currently the only new arrival at Anfield.
Manchester City have been slightly more active, bringing in Rodri from Athletico Madrid for £62.8million with Angelino and Zack Steffen also signing from PSV Eindhoven and Columbus Crew respectively.
Harvey Elliott is expected to become Liverpool’s second signing of the summer, while Klopp revealed earlier this month he’d like to complete one further first team signing before the start of the season.
“I’m happy with the team, we are really happy”, admitted the 52-year-old. “We have to see if we find maybe one position, if we find something for it, but there’s no real pressure because it’s not about signing a player. We have solutions for all the situations.