There should not be any shoehorning of players into unfamiliar roles this season after Guardiola signed three top-level full-backs - Kyle Walker, Benjamin Mendy and Danilo - at a combined cost of around £124 million.
Former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach Guardiola claimed it was necessary to reinvigorate City's ageing squad but he will only seek to add one or two new faces in forthcoming seasons. But we had one of the oldest teams in the Premier League and we decide to put energy and new players for the next four, five, six years.
City are travelling to a training camp in Spain and will face La Liga side Girona, three days after their Premier League opener at Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday.
"When you go to Germany, Spain, Italy to buy - it happens with United, Chelsea, all the big teams - it's £10-£15m more expensive".
I just think Manchester City have strengthened in all the right areas where they needed to.
"It started with Real Madrid and Ronaldo going for £80 million and then Bale for £85 million and everything went more expensive". Harry Kane is the best finisher with the types of goals he scores so I'd go for him if I had to bet on the nose but I do fancy Lacazette each-way at 10/1. I assure you that because last season we finished contract of five, six players, and for six years Manchester City hadn't bought full-backs.
They've spent too much money on full-backs but they are key to Guardiola style of pinning teams in and Vincent Kompany, if fit, will make John Stones better.
"It's going to be a challenge for everybody but we'll take it in our stride, compete and we'll surprise a few people", March told The Times newspaper. "I'm not going to change the way I want to play".
"The group of players this season are going to stay here for a long time".
Guardiola says he is pleased to have avoided a fraught transfer scramble close to deadline day by being decisive in the market - but refused to rule out the possibility of more arrivals before the window slams shut at the end of August.
"The club was clever like that because we anticipated what we needed".
"I like to think I understand the offside rule well enough".
"Keep doing what we've done in the last three games and it should be exciting".
Guardiola seemed unprepared for the rude physicality of English Football and was derided for saying he was "not a coach for the tackles" after a one-sided 4-2 defeat at Leicester City. The pressure it's never a big problem.style="text-align: center;"