Guardiola admits double injury blow ahead of Brighton clash

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City

City kicked off the season with a 2-0 win at newly promoted Brighton but they were left frustrated when they couldn't find a breakthrough in the opening 70 minutes.

"We had a five-minute spell where we were under pressure". We bought three and the market is so demanding not just for Manchester City. It was always going to be hard for us to score.

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Solly March reveals his delight after making his Premier League debut against Manchester City.

"It's going to be tough, very tough".

The last time Brighton played a home top-flight game, back in 1983, Manchester City were also the visitors.

Pep Guardiola can not fault the work rate of his Manchester City side, but wants more precision in their play.

"We have Fernandinho, Ilkay Gundogan is coming back, with Kevin De Bruyne, with David Silva, with Raheem Sterling, who can play in that position".

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"I think soon [they will be back] but not for this game". We are strong defensively and I predict 1-1. We try to make a good build-up, try to do high pressing, monopolise the ball, move the team through the ball, attack outside and inside.

"We run a lot", he said. "It will not be easy but we travel to win the game".

With the start of the new English Premier League season this weekend, every one of the 20 teams including the newly promoted sides (Newcastle, Brighton and Huddersfield) would have set a target for the upcoming season. "That is the top (and only) priority, and the club will do all it can to achieve that".

Hughton was proud of the way his players stepped up to the challenge, but acknowledged Albion need to strengthen further to give them a chance of survival. "We are looking forward to next week", March told reporters.

He said: "Last season we were favourites too and finished 15 points behind and, from my experience as a manager, always in the beginning of the season, the new teams are the toughest ones".

"I would like to be generous to the guys who train good but he knows that is just the first game and there are a lot of games".

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