Guardiola names one player that will take Man City’s attack to next level

Date published: Sunday 19th August 2018 4:18 - Joe Williams

Pep Guardiola thinks Manchester City can now attack in a different way this season with Benjamin Mendy fit and firing.

The left wing-back was in fantastic form for City as they hammered Huddersfield 6-1 on Sunday afternoon with Mendy heavily involved in a number of the goals.

And Guardiola was happy with the team’s performance and picked out “clever” Mendy for special praise.

“(I’m pleased) with the three points, the way we played,” Guardiola told Sky Sports. “We started better than last season. We made a good performance in 90 minutes.

“Last season Huddersfield played five at the back. We decided today, we would play with two strikers. All the players made a good performance. We could not attack in this way last year because we did not have Benjamin Mendy, he is so clever to go up and down. When we have we are able to attack in that way.

“The pass was outstanding, the control by Sergio Aguero. I never saw him like this since I was here, he is in an incredible condition with the ball and without the ball.

“I thought to take Sergio off before the hat-trick but in the end it was perfect, he scored a goal and off to a standing ovation.”

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