Although Pep Guardiola a year ago credited the Club's remarkable success of 2017/18 to our challenging and impressive pre-season campaign, with the majority of his squad enjoying deserved breaks after their World Cup exploits, the focus of our opening 2018 International Champions Cup clash was fitness and the opportunity of senior minutes for our budding Blues.
The defending Premier League champions have only signed Riyad Mahrez in a 60m deal from Leciester City and Guardiola is hinting that the Algerian could be the only new player City will welcome this summer.
"No, I'm not disappointed", the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich Coach told reporters.
"My advice for all players is they have to go where they want to go, and in the end it would have been a mistake for him and for us if he'd chose to come here when he wanted to go with Maurizio and Chelsea".
"It would have been a mistake for us and for him if he came here when he wanted to go with Maurizio".
English football received an exceptional player at the end. If they want to come, that's great but if he wants to go to Chelsea, all the best for him.
Both Foden and Diaz started as City kicked off their pre-season with a 1-0 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Chicago on Saturday morning.
"We'll decide on the last day". If they are ready they'll help us and if not we'll wait for them.
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City were without all of their 16 World Cup players for the game against Dortmund, but Joe Hart played 45 minutes of the match.
And journalist Duncan Castles says getting a player on board to fill that spot is a top priority for the Spaniard.
Hart spent time on loan at West Ham United last season, but struggled to impress at the London Stadium.
Alex Zinchenko, who is set to leave the club before the start of the English domestic season, brought down the lively Pulisic in the box and Gotze beat Bravo from the spot before Alexander Isak nearly made it two soon after.
"We will try and find a solution", said Guardiola, who added that he is prepared for Hart to "stay here" if no acceptable offer materialises.
He said: "I love all the leagues".
"He's one of the most incredible professionals, I've ever met". I have watched him from a distance and seen good performances. He's training like a young guy of 18 years old.