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Meanwhile, Robert Lewandowski has explained what he learned from working with Guardiola at Bayern Munich and elsewhere, Fabian Delph has recalled the impact Mikel Arteta had on his City career.
From the players
Manchester Evening News: Raheem Sterling reveals Instagram advice he gave Man City teammate Phil Foden
“I see Phil reading the comments on his Instagram or Twitter posts and I say: ‘Leave it Phil!’.
“Because it’s always the same - at first the world starts to talk about you in a good way, everyone talks of how wonderful you are during let’s say one year, one year and half.
“And then there’s going to be a moment where you become the worst. That’s what I try to make Phil understand.”
“I learned a lot from Pep. “We spoke a lot about tactics and for me that was something new.
“I knew that if I could play for Guardiola with his mind and his ideas – about tactics, about strikers – that it would be good for me.”
“Mikel was incredible for me. He was the reason why I stayed in the team as long as I did. I owe everything to him.
"He was fantastic with me, always very honest. In my first year at City, I had been hit and miss with injuries. I didn't play as much as I liked and had the opportunity to go.
"Mikel said 'I don't want you to leave. I feel there is a spot here. The way we want to play is different to what a lot of people have seen but you are very capable of doing it'.
"We worked on it a few times in training and I decided to stay. Everything he said came true."