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Guardiola not looking for ‘perfect performance’ from Man City

Pep Guardiola insists he is not looking for the ‘perfect performance’ from Manchester City as he prepares his side to face Everton this weekend.

The Premier League champions bounced back from defeat to Norwich City with a stunning performance to dismantle Watford last time out, Guardiola’s side coming within one goal of equalling the division’s biggest ever winning margin with an 8-0 win at the Etihad last weekend.

Man City travel to Goodison Park to face Marco Silva’s under-performing Everton side on Saturday, but despite widely being acknowledged as a tactical perfectionist, the Spaniard insists he is happy when his side are producing good displays and dismissed the notion of a ‘perfect performance’.

“Against Tottenham we shoot more and we didn’t score. Against Watford it was five shots and five goals,” Guardiola said in his pre-match press conference.

“There’s no perfect performance, I’m not looking for it.

“Just try to play good and then I’m satisfied.”

City are likely to make several changes to the side which recorded a comfortable 3-0 Carabao Cup win at Preston in midweek, with Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Nicolas Otamendi all set to return after missing the match against the Championship side.

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