Guardiola: Brighton are an exceptional team

Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on Saturday's opponents Brighton & Hove Albion, dubbing the Seagulls 'an exceptional team.'

Graham Potter's side have enjoyed a fine start to the 2021/22 Premier League campaign, sitting fourth in the table with four wins and three draws from their opening eight games.

City's last visit to the AMEX Stadium saw the south-coast outfit snatch a 3-2 win, having come from 2-0 down in a dramatic, topsy-turvy encounter but Guardiola asserts there is no desire for revenge.

"I enjoy watching Brighton," he said. "They are an exceptional team.

"They are the same team [as last season. We are] absolutely not [looking for revenge]. In football, you win or lose.

"Last season, we were Champions. We were preparing to play the Final of the Champions League. Now, we are fighting to be Champions - there is a big difference."


City travel to the AMEX Stadium for a 17:30 kick-off on Saturday 23 October and we will have full coverage right here on and on the official Man City app.

Live text updates will begin in our Matchday Centre at 15:30, whilst our Matchday Live show gets under way one hour before kick-off, with Michael Brown and Paul Dickov this week’s guests.

A match report and all the reaction from Guardiola and a player will be available shortly after the full-time whistle, with highlights free to watch from 21:15.

CITY+ subscribers can watch a full 90-minute replay of the match from midnight.

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