After the Premier League champions were eliminated by Tottenham in a 1-0 defeat, the Catalan reduced his team’s need for the English captain
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has suggested his side do not have to sign Harry Kane following their 1-0 defeat to Tottenham on Sunday.
City started weakly defending their title in the Premier League and fell to a minor loss thanks to a strike by Son Heung-min.
What was said?
“We have the same players as last season, and we have scored a lot of goals,” Guardiola said at his post-match press conference on whether City should strengthen their quest for Kane. “It happened.
“What’s important is that we are there, the last intersection. We got there many times and today. We could not score, but it’s the same mystery. We’re the same, we’re good enough to create chances and goals. to record. going to do it. “
Why is City connected to Kane?
Manchester City started the Spurs game with Ferran Torres in midfielder position, despite not being signed to fulfill these duties.
Guardiola’s team indeed have only Gabriel Jesus on their books to fulfill the role of traditional attacker after the departure of Sergio Aguero, with a ‘false nine’ often preferred as a midfielder.
There is a general belief that if they signed Kane, who has won the Premier League Golden Boot three times, they would still be a stronger team.
However, Spurs have the power over the future of the striker, as he still has three years left on his contract. With that in mind, they allegedly put a price of around £ 150 million on the England captain.
City, meanwhile, enjoyed one of the best seasons in their history in 2020-21, despite the lack of an obviously fruitful scorer. Instead, they shared the goals, with seven double-digits in all competitions.
Last quarter, Ilkay Gundogan was their leading scorer in the Premier League, despite scoring relatively barely 13 goals.