Pep Guardiola stated that City won’t buy a striker to replace Ferran Torres in the winter window. This is not surprising considering the team’s outstanding attacking form.
Manchester City’s most recent form
City has scored 17 goals in their last three games, which seems to be a sign that they are now able to overcome their goal-scoring problems.
It’s very different when you make inexplicable mistakes like the one against Leicester City, where they conceded 3 goals in 10 minutes. But we’ll get there later.
City had scored four goals against Newcastle United and seven against Leeds United. Then, City scored six goals against Leicester City during a 12-day period of Christmas in which City collected more goals.
Guardiola admitted that City will have to cope without a striker capable of scoring 30 goals in one season.
The manager wants a striker but the failure to pursue Harry Kane this summer meant that he had again to devise a hybrid tactic, using a false nine, an attacking midfielder, and a reverse-footed, winger.
City had some wins this season that were easy, but they were much more nerve-wracking than the three points that Guardiola has made the norm.
There were rumors Ferran Torres was leaving to join Barcelona. Guardiola denied the possibility, saying that they did not plan to bring in any striker for January.
He may be right, considering that everything seems to be in order now.
City’s players shared the goal-scoring load during a season when it matters, especially given the epidemic that has disrupted the fixture schedule.
Five City players scored against Leicester City, bringing the total to 19 players who have scored this season.
Sterling scored against Leicester City twice and now has four Premier League games under his belt, proving that this is where he is at his best.
City is again dependent on the England international, who was widely rumored to be in danger of leaving the club.
Guardiola stated, “Sterling was very aggressive in one on one situations, his desire for the opponent’s boxes is strong, and he is very skilled.”
The other goals were scored by De Bruyne and Mahrez as well as Gundogan, Gundogan, and Laporte against the Blue Foxes.
City also had five other scorers in wins over Newcastle and Leeds United.
Guardiola was recently asked by the media if he is concerned about City’s lack of goals.
City was leading the Premier League at the time by one point but had scored fewer goals than Chelsea and Liverpool. They were nine goals behind Liverpool and are now three ahead of them.
Guardiola is not worried, insisting on the goal-scoring opportunities and preferring to concentrate on the chances that were created over those missed. These opportunities are still being created, and they are being taken.
Manchester City was in full form on Boxing Day. They scored four goals in less than 25 minutes. Leicester City could not keep up with the destructive power of Sterling and Bernardo Silva, Mahrez, and Bernardo Silva upfront.
Then came the surprisingly slow part. The city conceded three goals to counter-attack their opponents. Leicester City seemed set for an amazing comeback.
City problems can be caused by opponents who are allowed to counter-attack. Guardiola attempted to ignore the poor 10 minutes. However, this will be a problem within the squad, which they will no doubt address when they return to training.
Guardiola said that it was a Boxing Day match. It was a great match, and the team got three points. We move on.”
“The level of our players is what produced the goals. Without the level, there are no tactics or managers that can solve the problem.
Guardiola is determined to score a lot of goals while not conceding many, so it’s difficult to not focus on the positives as we enter the New Year.
Manchester City is six points ahead of the table’s top with one round remaining. They have won nine consecutive Premier League matches.
Pep Guardiola’s sides are beginning to look very frightening again.