Guardiola optimistic as he is unveiled at Etihad Stadium….

New Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he moved to the Premier League to prove himself in England. Around 7,000 fans turned up at Etihad Stadium to hear the 45-year-old speak for the first time as City manager. “That is why I am here. I proved myself in Barcelona and after I proved myself in Germany I wanted to prove myself in England,” he said. “I cannot do that alone. I need the players, the staff. We need our fans. Without that, it is impossible.” The Spaniard joins City after three years at Bayern Munich where he won a hat-trick of Bundesliga titles but failed to reach a Champions League final. However, the former Spain international midfielder did win that tournament twice during his four years as Barcelona boss. He believes that a strong team spirit will be integral to City’s success. “I like the players who don’t just think for themselves but think about Manchester City,” said Guardiola. “We are all the people who are working here. The reason we are here is thinking ‘what can we do to make this club a better club’. “I don’t want the guys to think about what the club can do for them. We are here to make Manchester City a better club in the next three, four, five years.” He added: “One of the reasons I decided to come to Manchester City is I know from (sporting director) Txiki Begiristain how good they are working with the young players – 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, they grow and grow and imagine they can join us in the first team.”

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