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Guardiola: Changes possible for Leipzig

Guardiola: Changes possible for Leipzig
Pep Guardiola says he may ring the changes for Tuesday night’s Champions League trip to RB Leipzig.

City travel to Germany with qualification to the knock-out stages already secured, thanks to our 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain.

With the Premier League Champions in the midst of a hectic run of fixtures, Guardiola was asked whether he would rotate the squad and allow some players to rest in Manchester.


“I don’t know. [On Sunday] I will decide,” he replied.

“I want to assess the team: the knocks, the injuries.

“I want to see the opponent again; then I will make the decision.”

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One player who has especially impressed this season is Bernardo Silva.

The Portugal star earned plenty of acclaim once again after Saturday’s 3-1 win over Watford, producing another Man of the Match display with a brilliant brace to bag his fourth and fifth goals in six games.

Guardiola had labelled the midfielder ‘undroppable’ in a recent press conference and once again hailed his ‘incredible’ playmaker.

“Last week I said it: ‘He’s playing at a really good, incredible level,” he continued.

“Now he’s scoring goals to help us win games.

“Hopefully, he can continue in this way. He’s an exceptional player.”

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Reflecting on the triumph at Vicarage Road, in which City stormed into a three-goal lead with another dominant display, Guardiola admitted the Champions perhaps should have won by a bigger margin but was pleased to register another crucial three points on the board.

“For the way we play and the chances we created, we could’ve won by more of a margin,” he added.

“The goal difference might be important but maybe one day we’ll score more.


“Frustration is when you play badly – when we play like this, it’s not.

“The players want to score a goal – they want it more than ever.

“Sometimes it doesn’t happen. The important thing is that we won the game and put in a good performance.

“A team like Watford, if you allow them to do well, you suffer but we didn’t do it and played at a high level.”

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