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Guardiola: Manchester City is still not ready for the start of the new season

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola spoke after beating Blackpool 4-1 in a friendly, stressing that his players still need time and work to be ready for the start of the new season.

Samuel Idouzi opened the scoring for Manchester City early in the third minute of the match, then Algerian star Riyad Mahrez added the second goal in the 48th minute, and then Ilkay Gundogan scored the third and fourth goals in the 58th and 74th minutes, while Luke Garbutt scored Blackpool's only goal through a penalty kick. In the 21st minute of the match.

Guardiola said after the end of the meeting: “We only have a few players, some of them need to be isolated for 10 days before joining the team, we do not have time, previously we had 3-5 weeks to prepare, it is strange, but we have to adapt to the current situation.”

He added, "The opponent performed well in many respects, particularly in terms of building from the back. We had to use several methods to get the ball back as quickly as possible."

Regarding Sam Iduzi scoring 3 goals in 3 matches, Guardiola said: “He is a young talent, he has distinguished capabilities, he has the ability to be in the penalty area and to score, and this is an important point for a winger, we need to be patient with these young players, the most important thing is that they have obtained Minutes, they did a good job.

City are preparing to face Leicester City for the Community Shield Cup, in the match scheduled for next Saturday at Wembley Stadium.