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Pep Talk: “I see the team really well. We had some problems....”

Pep speaks ahead of Brighton encounter.

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Pep Guardiola spoke ahead of the Brighton fixture and touched ona variety of subjects.

Let’s get t it.

“Today they trained really well, all of them,” he revealed at his pre-match press conference.

“Now, I have a meeting with the doctor to get an update.

“I see the team really well. We had some problems. After two or three games in a row, Mendy was not comfortable with muscular issues. That’s why we rotate the team.

“We have to arrive in the best condition possible for Arsenal and Real Madrid. At the same time, the best way to be ready is to play our games, with the rhythm.”

“If we think about the next step, the king of the competition, Real Madrid, will put us out,” he added.

“In this club there is not one person who knows Real Madrid better than me.

“I know their potential, their history and the game we have to play. I have Brighton and to continue to prepare for Arsenal.

“After Arsenal we have two potential games before Madrid.”

“He is a fantastic player with incredible self-confidence,” said Pep.

“He is a guy who always creates something special. He is an exceptional player.

“We are delighted to have him. He can help us when he does and doesn’t play. Hopefully I can improve him.”

“I have Brighton because we didn’t win the last three [away] games, and continue to prepare the game

That’s it for this week, keep it locked here for match preview.