Pep Guardiola is expecting a well organised and aggressive Southampton side in Saturday’s Premier League encounter at the Etihad Stadium.

The points were shared against the Saints in both league games last season and Pep is sure that Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side will provide a threat once again. 

A win at the weekend could see City return to the top of the Premier League, with leaders Arsenal playing on Sunday.

Asked what he expected from Southampton, Pep said: “The same [as previous seasons], a brave team.

“So aggressive and well organised. It doesn’t matter what happened in last games, they have a culture that I like a lot without the ball.

“We need to create a good rhythm. It’s an important fixture for us and we want to get another three points.

“We don’t have time to be distracted, today we prepare and then we play.

“Then we travel again and play another one. The players and backroom staff are just focused on what we have to do.”

You can watch the full interview on the video above.


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