Brighton boss Hughton positive despite Manchester City defeat

Man City battle past spirited Brighton
Brighton boss Hughton positive despite Manchester City defeat

14 August, 2017

Pep Guardiola can not fault the work rate of his Manchester City side, but wants more precision in their play.

Manchester City travel to Falmer Stadium to face Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League on Saturday evening, and are expected to give the newcomers a rude awakening.

The Seagulls, back in the top flight after a 34-year absence, had showed impressive organisation and resolve to keep City at bay until David Silva played in Sergio Aguero to fire home after 70 minutes. We were stable as a team and conceded just one chance after a corner and after that nothing happened.

"The most important thing is that he makes the right decisions over what's best for him".

"It's hard but we did it. But that spurs us even more, everybody writing us off already, so I hope we can prove them wrong". If not, then we're going to be ready to get the three points.

"We have to learn to attack better".

Guardiola started with a back-three and they were rarely troubled as City dominated possession with 78 percent of the ball.

"We run a lot", he said. So big congratulations to all people working with City, we are a strong club.

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"But he's also very humble about himself, he's also still learning the country and Premier League, and hence that's why he's brought in the level of players he has".

City have since spent over £200 million in the transfer window and offloaded many players who were deemed as surplus to requirements. And that is the first step to creating something.

Asked how he will pick his team up following the defeat, he added: "It's reasonably easy after a game like today It doesn't need a scientist to determine that we'll lose more games this season than in the last couple of years".

"It's a challenge for us", Brighton defender Shane Duffy told The Independent.

"The manager (Chris Hughton) is top, and they have the qualities in their players", Guardiola said.

"The market is going insane and the quicker you can get your business done and get away from the manic insane stuff, the better it is".

"I am old enough to remember the last (and only) time we were in the old First Division, from 1979 to 1983".

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