Guardiola wants Man City stars rested and ready

Guardiola wants Man City stars rested and ready

Guardiola wants Man City stars rested and ready

Guardiola was forced to pick a mixed team that included youngsters and a number of players that spent last season out on loan including Joe Hart, Jason Denayer and Patrick Roberts.

Guardiola also spoke of his disappointment in missing out on transfer target Jorginho after the Italy midfielder joined Chelsea on a five-year deal last weekend.

Jorginho played under Maurizio Sarri at Napoli and Chelsea's new head coach was keen to be reunited with him at Stamford Bridge.

"Of course, we prefer to win the game but we know what is going to happen in pre-season", Guardiola told reporters.

"All my advice for the players is they have to play where they want to go. In some minutes we started good and after we that had a few problems".

But one player who will be involved against Dortmund is out-of-favour goalkeeper Joe Hart.

Manchester City's new record signing Riyad Mahrez, Joe Hart and France World Cup victor Benjamin Mendy have been included in the club's squad for the summer tour to the United States.

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Joe Hart, the former England keeper, was making his first City appearance since August 2016 but it was opposite number Hitz who was nearly beaten on 55 minutes when another Mahrez set-piece flew just past the post. He's training like a young guy of 18 years old.

Southgate left him out of his 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russian Federation, during which Everton keeper Jordan Pickford impressed as number one.

Guardiola said Sane's World Cup disappointment could "make him stronger".

City's first league game will be against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on August 12 and the Algerian expects a tough game against a new look Arsenal side.

"All the players did very good things".

Perhaps the waiting game is because clubs, Manchester City a good example haven't decided what they want to do yet.

"I need to do what's right for me and my family and that's the decision I'll be making", said Hart.

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