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Former Manchester City Forward Makes Big Claim About New Signing Riyad Mahrez

Former Manchester City Forward Makes Big Claim About New Signing Riyad Mahrez

Jorginho was tipped to make the move to City, however, the Italy global midfielder opted to reunite with former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea. It would have been a mistake if he had come here when he wanted to go to Maurizio and Chelsea.

On Jorginho, Guardiola added: "I was disappointed (not to sign him)".

"It is very important to play big teams to be ready because the first game of the season is in two weeks so the team needs to be ready and we have to go for this type of game".

"In some minutes we started good and after we had a few problems".

Former New York City FC striker Jack Harrison also made his first start for City but it was Dortmund's United States worldwide Christian Pulisic, back on home soil, who was biggest threat in a first half of few chances.

"He is a player who is one of the most incredible professionals I have ever met".

Guardiola has already said he will help the 31-year-old find a new club.

Hart, who was left out of England's World Cup squad that travelled to Russian Federation, returned to the Etihad after two disappointing loan spells, at Torino and West Ham.

City are still on the hunt for another midfielder and remain linked with Real Madrid's Mateo Kovacic, who has signalled his intention to leave the Spanish capital this summer.

Hart included in Man City's pre-season tour of the US

Guardiola was quoted as saying by the BBC: "Joe is our player".

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.

"Leroy has to accept that this decision may make him stronger".

And the former Leicester City player is looking forward to a hard game; Unai Emery's first Premier League outing after he succeeded Arsene Wenger at the end of last season.

"We'll decide on the last day".

Guardiola said: "What happened last season was a effect of the work we did two seasons ago".

Mahrez showed good touches and quick feet to occasionally glide past Marcel Schmelzer, but playing tight to the wing, he wasn't able to influence the game.

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.