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Rodri discusses his adaptation to life under Guardiola at Man City

Manchester City midfielder Rodri has discussed his adaptation to life under Pep Guardiola since joining the club earlier this year. 

The Spain international moved to the Etihad in a club record £62.8m deal this summer, and has impressed in his opening appearances for his new side as he adapts to English football.

The former Atletico Madrid star has opened up on his adaptation to life at the Premier League champions, revealing he already feels ‘settled’ with life in England.

“I feel better every day,” Rodri told

“It’s good for me to play minutes, is not easy to get into a team with the dynamic City have ­– overwhelming [the opposition], always wanting to attack. I’m trying to settle well, I know I still have a lot to learn, but I’m happy because Pep’s showing me a lot of confidence.

“I want to help the team with my style, but at this current point I need to identify what the team demands.

“I’m feeling really settled here, I like the city. This group of guys is great, it will be like being with my family.

“When the team gives everything, plays the way we know and create chances, we all have to be satisfied because we’re doing our job well.”

Manchester City dropped their first points in the Premier League since January in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad, VAR controversially ruling out a late Gabriel Jesus winner for the hosts.

Rodri admits his side were disappointed to drop points, but says it is important the club ‘stay calm’ as they bid for a third successive league title.

“As for my home debut, I am not happy, because we want always to win. But the truth is that we’re only at the beginning of the season, there’s a lot to come.

“The most important thing is to stay calm, go step by step, but being aware that we have to take the chances to score that we have.”

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