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Pep Talk: “We try and see as much games as possible and try to analyse what we do to beat them.”

Pep is ready for cup action.

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Manchester City Training and Press Conference Photo by Tom Flathers/Manchester City FC via Getty Images

Pep Guardiola is ready for the FA Cup. This week’s press conference came with many topics the skipper hit on. From injuries, Swansea as a team to who will take penalties, and even some tactics talk!

Much to get to, let’s dive in-

“Yesterday he trained with the group for 10 - 15 minutes and later he did some part alone. Day by day he is feeling better,” revealed the City manager. “Not yet. (On Aguero return)”

“We will travel with the team of fit players. We need some players from second team, it will happen.”

“Swansea have a tradition of good managers. Michael Laudrup was there, Roberto Martinez, Graham Potter and now Steve Cooper.

“It was a difficult game (in 2019). I don’t expect a different game than when we suffered a lot to go through.

“I know Swansea’s consistency defensively. They are solid, don’t concede chances or goals. They have the quality to play upfront.

“It will be a real difficult test and we will have to do a good performance. I don’t expect any different tomorrow.”

“He has to save the goals and after that we will see what happens,” Pep revealed.

“Now Aguero is out and Kevin is not here, it is an option. Of course, it is. The penalty talker has to have personality.”

“When we don’t play with a typical centre-forward, the people have to move a little bit more,” he said.

“But we have to arrive in the box. Against Liverpool, four or five people were always in the box.

“But every game is different. I like to see players move in this position and I have players who can do it.”

We try and see as much games as possible and try to analyse what we do to beat them.

“It’s not secrets - it’s our job and life.”

This team is in great form and hopefully that continues. Pep’s goal is always to win all the trophies and I see no reason that should continue with this win in the cup.

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