Pep Guardiola admitted that his Man City side lack a weapon-up font after they failed in the pursuit of Harry Kane. He believes that City doesn’t possess the same goal threat as their Premier League rivals. City won the Premier League comfortably last season despite the long-term injury to striker Sergio Aguero. Although Guardiola is happy that they landed Jack Grealish for £100m, he admitted that another dimension with a No 9 would be helpful.
“A striker is a striker – they live a little outside the bubble,” Man City boss Pep Guardiola said. “Along with the goalkeepers they are the most specialized players. These are the most difficult players to get. We were privileged to have Sergio for so many years but unfortunately the last year he had bad injuries.”
“We survived without him in a way, but when we played with him we had something extra. We have exceptional players but we don’t have this weapon that other teams like United or Chelsea or Tottenham have,” he added. “We have to use what we can as a team. We do not have a player who can score 25 goals for himself so we have to do it as a team, and that is what we will try this season.”
“I’m not going to deny what a player Romelu Lukaku is,” he continued. “Chelsea is the champions of Europe, already a strong team, and with him, they are even stronger of course. You see how he handles the long balls, he supports the attacking midfielders and the wing-backs and with the quality of players they have in the middle, he puts balls between the lines.”