De Bruyne a Metropolis doubt as Guardiola dismisses Lewandowski questions

Pep Guardiola had little interest in discussing a possible transfer for Robert Lewandowski as Manchester Metropolis nonetheless wait to make a striker signing.

Guardiola was talking at Metropolis’s information convention forward of Saturday’s sport towards Norwich Metropolis, the place he revealed Kevin De Bruyne is a doubt with an ankle difficulty.

Even with out De Bruyne, Metropolis ought to have sufficient in artistic areas towards Norwich, having signed Jack Grealish for a British file £100million price.

However Guardiola’s males stay gentle up entrance, with Sergio Aguero departing for Barcelona and a transfer for Harry Kane to date failing to return to fruition.

Reviews this week of Lewandowski’s unhappiness at Bayern Munich, Guardiola’s former membership, prompted questions on attainable curiosity.

Lewandowski was at Bayern for simply two of Guardiola’s three seasons however nonetheless trailed solely Thomas Muller (79 and 115) for targets (67) and objective involvements (79) throughout the Catalan coach’s tenure.

It is likely to be an efficient link-up, however Guardiola doesn’t anticipate Lewandowski heading to the Premier League any time quickly.

“Subsequent query,” he replied, because the information convention opened on Lewandowski. “Hear, Lewy is a so necessary participant for Bayern Munich. He’ll keep in Bayern Munich.

“I’m not going to speak to you and your colleagues at the moment, with 11 days left, in regards to the switch market. I don’t know what’s going to occur, no person is aware of.

“Tomorrow we now have a sport, put together the Arsenal sport after we end. After we come again after the worldwide break, we’ll have all of the squad to struggle for each sport within the season.”

Even when neither Kane nor another like Lewandowski had been signed, Guardiola can be “more than pleased” along with his Metropolis squad.

“It’s the identical crew, besides Sergio for Jack Grealish, that we had final season,” he defined.

Requested about crew information for the Norwich sport, Guardiola initially stated there was “no information, excellent news” earlier than a selected question about De Bruyne.

“Kevin couldn’t practice at the moment, so there’s information,” he stated. “He couldn’t practice at the moment, a bit of disturbance, so we are going to see tomorrow if he can play or not.”

Metropolis misplaced their season opener 1-0 at Tottenham and solely rivals Manchester United (in 1992-93, 1995-96 and 2012-13) have beforehand gained the Premier League title after being overwhelmed of their first match.

The reigning champions have misplaced their previous three video games in all competitions 1-0, a part of a run of 5 defeats in seven, as many as of their earlier 56 matches.

Had been that depressing run to proceed towards Norwich, although, it will be unprecedented for a Guardiola aspect, as he has by no means seen a crew lose 4 in a row or go 4 with out scoring.

Metropolis final misplaced 4 straight in August 2006 and haven’t misplaced 4 with out reply since March 1986.

Guardiola definitely shouldn’t be worrying but, including: “We’ve 111 factors to play, 37 video games.

“I can’t deny I might have most popular to have three factors, however tomorrow we now have the problem to win the primary three.

“We’ve to win video games, after all, if we need to be there near the highest of the league, but it surely’s the second fixture.

“Many video games and lots of issues are going to occur this season. What I want to see is the crew getting higher.”

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