Manchester City look to extend their three-match winning run on Saturday when they host Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace at the Etihad Stadium.
Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s 3 o’clock kick-off, Pep Guardiola answered questions from the media at the CFA this afternoon.
Jurgen Klopp has attempted to put the pressure on City by saying only City can stop City and suggesting they have no weaknesses – Pep doesn’t agree.
“Yeah, of course [we have weaknesses]. Any team has strong points and weak points. We are working on it. Of course we have but that’s normal. These kind of comments, I put them in perspective.”
Like every team in England, City have a brutal festive schedule, but Guardiola is used to it now and will deal with it.
“We’re going to adapt to the calendar. On previous days we played 26th and 28th, this time we have three or four days between games.
“We’re probably going to train on the afternoon of the 25th before travelling to Leicester. Normally we train at 3 or 4, maybe [on Christmas Day] we are going to train at 5 or 6 to give a few more hours for people at home. The players know we have to play.”
David Silva has returned to training but isn’t ready to return yet.
“Silva has started to train – first steps but he is not ready for tomorrow.”
And Vincent Kompany will also be back soon, the boss confirmed.
“Vincent Kompany is much better.”