Manchester City at Brighton & Hove Albion

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We can play good and we can win games.

"We finished the contracts of five or six players and in the last six or seven years Manchester City didn't buy full-backs, so we had to buy full-backs".

Ready to begin their debut Premier League campaign Brighton takes on Manchester City on Saturday afternoon.

"Last season it was the same and look what happened".

Having linked up with his new team-mates last week after being on worldwide duty with Portugal earlier this summer, Bernardo made his City debut in last Friday's 3-0 pre-season win over West Ham in Iceland, coming on as a second half substitute.

"From my experience in Barcelona too, especially against the newly promoted it's always hard". As we known Jesus is one of Pep's favourites but Aguero showed his goal scoring prowess at the end of last season and is always fighting for a spot in the team given his heroics in previous seasons.

"So yes we'll look at as many good experiences as we can do, and that's for the whole of the season, not just the start".

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"We were stable. We controlled the game and the game was in our hands".

Guardiola also prioritised restructuring his defence, but his emphasis was on fullbacks where he said he needed four signings in that department.

Usually a top club tends to have more than two attackers in their squad but when those two attackers are Sergio Aguero and young starlet Gabriel Jesus, it should be more than enough. This meant City had to unexpectedly spend big for another right-back, that being Danilo, a multi-functional player also capable of playing left-back as he's proven in pre-season. But probably the first moment you allow yourselves to get really stretched as a team they capitalised.

As the Seagulls prepare to host City on Saturday afternoon, Hughton has insisted his men must ignore any gulf in financial clout, citing Burnley and Bournemouth as examples of how to carve out a Premier League niche on a budget.

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Selling Nasri won't be easy, though, not when City are asking suitors to "meet the club's £10 million plus asking price in addition to footing his £9.6 million-per-year wages", per James Ducker of the Daily Telegraph. "I'm sure we can". "This club has a very hard history in recent years", Hughton added.

The appearance of the Brighton football club in the Premier League of England is by no means an accident. Another trophy-less season will likely be deemed another failure and expectations, as such, are high in the Premier League, with an eye too on the Champions League semi-final at the very least.