Guardiola refuses to explain why he has left Yaya Toure at home

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Toure was excluded from the City squad for the first months of Pep Guardiola's reign previous year, firstly for refusing to leave the club on a transfer last summer and then for comments made by the Ivorian's controversial agent, Dimitri Seluk. We are still in the process of growing. "Of course it can happen but we will see", he said. History counts. We can not deny English teams have more money, spend more money.

City will also miss centre-back Vincent Kompany for the game due to a calf injury he picked up during the global break.

The Citizens will be hoping the kit can be representative of a successful season, with the club now joint top of the Premier League alongside local rivals Manchester United. We are starting against Rotterdam in a country that appreciates and loves football.

"The thing I learned from last season is that you need a lot of confidence, you need to be at your best and, even when you're at your best, sometimes you lose".

Manchester City [1.43] have failed to record a victory in their last six away days at Europe's top table (W0-D3-L3), conceding 14 goals in the process. "English teams spend more money but I grew up with the Holland culture and I know how they play".

"No, no - it is just a sporting decision", he added. The coach sold the midfielder to City when he was at Barcelona, and last season refused to play him after critical comments from agent Dimitri Seluk.

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"But the decision why he hasn't played this season and is not in the squad - he knows the reason why". I want more from Yaya; more from everyone'. 'The players at Barcelona [and] Bayern Munich played more than 100, or 80, ' Guardiola said.

In the 5-0 win against Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday, Ederson sustained a serious face injury, but the goalkeeper's recovery has been so quick that he is in the match-day squad.

Vincent Kompany has been an integral part of the Manchester City defence since their dramatic title win in 2012.

"He wants to be around the team, in that environment".

'It is between him and me.

"Everyone has seen his face, the stitches, the swelling, but he's put a scrum cap on and he's training today".

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