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VIDEO SHOWS: VIRTUAL NEWS CONFERENCE WITH MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER PEP GUARDIOLA AS HIS SIDE PREPARE TO FACE LIVERPOOL IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE
SHOWS: MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (JULY 1, 2020) (CITYTV - ACCESS ALL)
1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, ON LEROY SANE GOING TO BAYERN MUNICH, SAYING:
"It looks like it, but it's not already done. There are still some little issues, but it looks like he is going to go to Munich. We wish him all the best and give him a big, big thanks for our years together and we wish him all the best in his new chapter at a fantastic club like Bayern Munich."
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3. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, ON LEROY SANE GOING TO BAYERN MUNICH, SAYING:
"He wants to leave, so. Everyone has their own life and he decided to move on, so. Absolutely not. I'd love to have him stay here, but he decided to move on because he believes he will be better and happier. So, there's nothing to say."
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5. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, ON DIFFICULTIES TO WIN LEAGUE TWICE IN A ROW, SAYING:
"Yeah, if your approach is correct, it shouldn't be more difficult (to win league a second time). But of course, the winner also is targeted to be beaten and your opponents want to show that they are good too. We're going to make Liverpool feel (the heat) next season. And I think the other opponents will try to fight with them for the next chapters in the Premier League."
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7. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, ON RELATIONSHIP WITH LIVERPOOL MANAGER JUERGEN KLOPP, SAYING:
"I think as a human being first. Even though I don't know him (Klopp) too well, we never had dinner together - once, but not much. I admire him. The way his teams, not just now at Liverpool, but when he was at Dortmund. This style of play of football that his teams produce is always a benefit for all of football. It's a positive message, of trying to score goals to be - it helps. This kind of manager helps. It helps a lot and Juergen is a big, big example of that. The other issues, he's a manager that wants to win and I want to win, and our teams want to win, but when the game is finished, it's over. So, it's done. He's my colleague and of course, after my career I want to have a good relationship with all the managers. Of course, we are not friends who are in touch every day, but the relationship has to be there."
STORY: Manchester City winger Leroy Sane has decided to move on from the club and is likely to begin his next chapter with German champions Bayern Munich, manager Pep Guardiola said on Wednesday (July 1).
British and German media reported on Tuesday (June 30) that Bayern had reached an agreement with City to sign Sane in a deal worth 45 million euros ($50.47 million dollars) plus add-ons, with the winger poised to a sign a five-year deal with the German club.
Guardiola confirmed that there were a few kinks that needed to be ironed out before the deal could be announced.
City's reign as Premier League champions came to an end after last week's 2-1 defeat by Chelsea gave Liverpool an insurmountable 23-point lead at the top of the standings with seven games to play.
Guardiola admits City, who were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield earlier in the season, have a point to prove when they welcome Juergen Klopp's side to the Etihad.
Guardiola, 49, insists his side will be back in top form next season.
"We're going to make Liverpool feel (the heat) next season and the other opponents as well, try to fight with them for the next chapters in the league," the Spanish manager said, adding that he has a healthy respect for his Liverpool counterpart Klopp.
(Production: Kurt Michael Hall)