Guardiola expecting a ‘complicated’ game against ‘quality’ Crystal Palace

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is expecting a ‘complicated’ game when Crystal Palace visit The Etihad this weekend.

Roy Hodgson’s side travel to Manchester to face Guardiola’s champions on Saturday, and the Spaniard is anticipating a difficult afternoon for his title chasing side.

“It’s simple, the quality of players they have.’’ Guardiola told his pre-match press conference.

“All the players have quality and (they have) an incredible experienced manager.

“It’s so good and complicated to attack them. The reason why was that.

“When you win 18 games in a run you have to lose, that’s normal. We played decent and they missed a penalty.

“They know exactly what they have to do so maybe people expect better results but they create chances. It’s complicated.”

Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne could return from injury to City’s starting line-up after they both played in Tuesday’s Carabao Cup quarter-final win over Leicester.

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