He is small, but he is wow - Guardiola champions Bernardo Silva

Mae Harvey
September 21, 2018

The recall comes despite the 22-year-old managing only a brief substitute appearance for Germany during the global break as he left the camp early to be present for the birth of his daughter.

"It's normal after what happened last season that people ask about him. I'm pretty sure they'll have a good season".

Pep Guardiola has said Leroy Sane must face down the challenge posed within Manchester City?s deep and talented squad if he is to win back his starting place with the Premier League champions. It depends on how I feel physically and mentally.

His frustration was evident throughout the game as he showed his irritation on the touchline with what he saw as sloppy play.

Fulham led the Championship in possession the last two years under Slavisa Jokanovic before promotion, and this season they sit fourth in the Premier League in completed passes, above teams like Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Arsenal. "That is why I am going to show them we can improve".

The early goal should have been an alarm bell for the away side to change their game up and show the opposition a bit of respect, but they continued to try and play out from the back and were caught out on almost every occasion.

'I can play either in the centre or wide, I can do whatever the manager thanks is best for the team. "I hope this season - and everyone hopes - this season he can do the same".

Delph, who it was said could miss one to two weeks after picking up a knock in the 3-0 win over Fulham, has been pictured in full training today with his teammates ahead of the Lyon game. "You have to have a lot of time here with a healthy and positive mentality".

A minute later, Sane nearly netted his second after Silva passed the ball into the German's path but his shot at goal was saved by Bettinelli in Fulham's goal.

But Fulham bowed to the inevitable in the 21st minute after more outstanding play from Bernardo who held off Stefan Johansen's strong challenge and pulled the ball back for Sergio Aguero whose effort was blocked by Odoi. Raheem Sterling left the England over the weekend with a back injury, but Pep Guardiola says the 23-year-old is healthy enough to return to selection for City.

"I don't forget the behaviour he has last season".

'Mendy was injured, the last days he had a problem with a knee, ' explained Guardiola.

"He is the most loved guy in the locker room and he played 90 minutes", his manager said.

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