Match victor Sergio Aguero sprays champagne after Manchester City's Community Shield victory. "So we have to work". For Manchester City's lofty standards in the transfer market, this is an aberration.
City are favourites to defend the title and among the top Champions League contenders. The striker was fit for the World Cup, but Argentina was eliminated in the round of 16, ensuring he left Russian Federation two weeks before the tournament ended.
'We are trying, ' Guardiola said.
When he's kicking off with silverware, though, later on we're pretty sure it won't bother him too much and the defensive midfielder was seen lifting the trophy with a beaming smile later one. Stones, in particular, was instrumental in the build-up to the second goal.
Although England missed out on World Cup glory in Russian Federation _ losing in the semifinals to Croatia _ the country still did win a World Cup in the previous year.
N.B Chelsea play their third and final International Champions Cup game on Tuesday against Lyon at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea didn't touch the ball in City's half until the 25th minute.
It was also a landmark day for Aguero, who became the first player to score 200 goals for Manchester City.
But Guardiola says that the Community Shield match marks not a continuation of his team's historic 2017/2018 season - but a new beginning. A Sergio Aguero brace capped off a solid team performance, as Pep Guardiola's men never looked like they were in pre-season mode.
That direction appears to be wavering on and off the pitch, with the shambolic nature of Antonio Conte's sacking as Chelsea manager highlighting the confusion that now invades all aspects of the club. I want to hear Courtois.
The former Napoli man is key to Maurizio Sarri's style of play and triggers action in the final third with his impeccable passing accuracy - making him the flawless link man from defence to attack. His agent Christophe Henrotay said this week: 'I have been reading everywhere that Chelsea are saying it is up to Thibaut, but he has made it clear to the club the best option for him is to move to Madrid'.
Alvaro Morata, who has vowed to improve this campaign, played up front but was substituted in the 69th minute for Tammy Abraham having contributed very little. "I don't have any answer to the agent". Sarri still wants new faces but they are in a race against time, with the window shutting on Thursday.
The French centre back played just 13 times in the latter half of last season following his £57m move from Athletic Bilbao.