Published: Sat, May 12, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Southampton versus Manchester City - Fans' view

Southampton versus Manchester City - Fans' view

Maybe he didn't play as much as we wanted to this season but he is been an fantastic part of the team and the success of the team.

Pep Guardiola insists he intends to sign a maximum of two new players this summer.

"This is the last game of the most incredible season and it's been a campaign that surpassed everyone's expectations".

Guardiola, who also stated his belief but not certainty that Sergio Aguero will remain next season despite rumours linking him with a return to Atletico Madrid, added his desire to make sure Sterling remains in City blue for the foreseeable future.

"The club, chairman and myself want him to stay a long time, renew his contract - but we are going on holiday in a few days", said Guardiola.

With a victory over Southampton on the season's final day Sunday, City would become the first team with 100 points in a Premier League season. We made a high investment last season because it was an old team - 10 or 11 players more than 31 years old. Now we are going to change some details with Yaya [Toure] leaving. One or maybe two. Maybe he didn't play as much as we wanted to this season but he has been an awesome part of the team and the success here.

Conte defends Chelsea record ahead of final league game
This, in turn, had an effect on the team as Chelsea's dominance in the first half was capped off by the lack of end product. Newcastle have lost four games in a row and I don't see the Magpies returning to winning ways on Sunday, either.

The Portuguese midfielder has scored nine times this term and has emerged as one of City's stars.

Neither received a medal during the official presentation ceremony after last Sunday's game against Huddersfield because they have only appeared in four Premier League games each.

Guardiola also branded Premier League rules that require a player to have made five appearances to qualify for a winner's medal as ridiculous, with young midfielders Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz now one short of that target.

"They didn't play because of my decisions, but it's the same thing".

It would also ensure we finish with at least a 19-point lead over second-placed Manchester United, which would set a new record for the biggest winning margin in Premier League history.

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