Pep: City ready for big step
Pep Guardiola believes that Manchester City could be ready to make a big 'step forward', having seen them win 4-0 at Feyenoord in the Champions League.
The Citizens were two goals to the good just ten minutes into the game in Rotterdam and, when Gabriel Jesus added a third with 25 minutes on the clock, the contest was as good as over.
We have made a huge effort to buy five players to make that step forward.Pep Guardiola
And head coach Guardiola was delighted with the performance and pleased with the impact made by a number of his big-money summer signings.
He told BT Sport: "Last season we couldn't win one game away from home and we spoke about that. If we want to make a step forward then we have to be important - home and away.
"We had a good performance, offensively and in terms of character we played well. There are a lot of things to do, but a start like this is so important.
"We have made a huge effort to buy five players to make that step forward, like all the big teams have done in Europe. It's important to see if we can go away and play with an attacking mentality."
Having impressed in Europe, City return to Premier League action on Saturday afternoon, when they head to Vicarage Road to take on Watford.
The Citizens have taken ten points from a possible 12 from their opening four games, but the hornets are set to pose a major test as they are only two points worse off.
Last season City romped to a 5-0 win at Watford and they are 1/3 to take all three points again on Saturday, while they are available at 13/2 to secure a 2-0 victory and 11/1 to claim a 3-1 success.
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