Pep Guardiola has highlighted the key area in which he feels City must improve defensively.

Previewing his side's Premier League trip to Newcastle, the manager discussed the Champions' defensive situation, declaring he would like to witness an improvement in the way his side defend counter-attacks.

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Asked to specify an area in which he felt needed addressing, Guardiola replied: "Counter-attacks - maybe they know what they have to do a bit better.

"Against Shakhtar, we were much better - in the second half, they have one shot and nothing else.

"We have to adjust a little bit to this situation. The players know but it's a little complicated to explain.

"I cannot explain. We need a board and a machine to explain. When we lost the ball, we have to stop the counter-attack together - but sometimes, we lost the ball in positions we can't lose it.

"We want to attack quicker with more passes. There is not just one thing - it's one thing and another that helps us to be more solid as a team.

"In the last two games, it happens and will will try to adjust. We know what has happened in the past but we are a more solid team."

Watch part two of Pep's pre-Newcastle press conference above...