Pep on Bernardo qualities

Pep Guardiola: "Bernardo Silva is a lovely person. He never makes a bad face. He’s the guy in the locker room who is most loved. He is very talented. I am a lucky guy to have Bernardo in my hands, in every training session and every game. I love him. Simple as that."

Pep on injuries

Pep Guardiola: "John Stones has a groin problem. Gabriel Jesus has a hamstring problem. I don't think it is a big, big problem but enough for them not to come."

Pep on beating Schalke

Pep Guardiola: "You can’t go through if you are not yourself. If you don’t do your best performance. If you want to dream, go through to the last stages, every single second you have to be incredible: impose your game. To be ourselves, that is what I want to feel."

Pep on winning CL

Pep Guardiola: "This competition is special. The teams are good. You have to control your emotions. You have to suffer and survive the bad moments. But we are confident. We have many dreams in our head."

KDB on competing for trophies

KDB: "The goal is not to win all four competitions. The goal is to win every game. We are happy with where we are but we want to progress in every competition we are in. In the league we have lost a few more games but we are still fighting in all four competitions."

KDB on his recovery

KDB: "I’ve been fortunate in my career with injuries. I feel okay. I feel better and better, and that I’m performing better than I was in the beginning with my injury, so I’m happy about that."

Kimmich praises Guardiola

Joshua Kimmich on @PepTeam: "Under Pep, I savoured every training session. He’s a perfectionist who’s always worried about details and doesn’t want to leave anything to chance. His sessions were so intense. He loves the game."

City open talks with Laporte about extension

Manchester City have opened contract talks with Aymeric Laporte. City only signed Laporte 13 months ago and the Frenchman’s present contract runs until the summer of 2023, but the club have been so impressed with his form that they want him to sign a new deal.

City sign left full-back

Manchester City have agreed a €300,000-plus deal with Espanyol to sign left-sided full-back/winger Spain youth international Óscar Tarensi (16). The highly-rated youngster will sign his contract in the coming days. [Onda Cero]

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