Published: Mon, May 14, 2018
Sports | By Ivan Ross

Pep Guardiola speaks on Aguero leaving Manchester City for Atletico Madrid

Pep Guardiola speaks on Aguero leaving Manchester City for Atletico Madrid

"It's happened many times and I said maybe a thousand times".

Guardiola, who travels to Southampton for the champions' final game of the season on Sunday, was also relaxed about reports that England forward Raheem Sterling has made a decision to delay contract negotiations with the club until after the World Cup. Click through the gallery above to see talkSPORT's predicted XI.

Guardiola also branded Premier League rules that require a player to have made five appearances to qualify for a winner's medal as ridiculous, with young midfielders Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz now one short of that target.

"I'm really happy for his season and hopefully next season he will be even better".

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On Bale's showing, the coach added: "He is very good, he has shown that. But the important thing is that we all arrive in optimal form".

City boss Guardiola said: "97 points, a lot of goals, a lot of wins - that's a effect of the season we have done".

"To be the best, to be alongside those teams, we have to win more", he added.

Bob Paisley's 1978-79 Liverpool side would have ended up with 98 if three points, rather than two, for a win had been employed then.

Southampton haven't kept a clean sheet in any of their last 12 Premier League games against Man City, shipping 27 goals in total.

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Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Nadeem and Liam Plunkett made in way for Abhishek Sharma , Sandeep Lamichhane and Junior Dala. Royal Challengers Bangalore are now placed in the seventh place on the league table with four wins from 11 games.

Swansea's manager Carlos Carvalhal can only hopes the champions have one more exceptional 90 minutes in them.

"We can't depend on ourselves and we don't like that".

They have also equalled the English top-flight record of 31 wins in a season and racked up a record 105 goals so far in 37 matches.

Manchester City are guaranteed £40m for their storming success in winning the Premier League and Manchester United will collect £38m for their second-place finish, with some of the other positions in the table also confirmed with a game to spare. All three City goals were set up by Leroy Sane.

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He struggled to get much going in his first round, finishing with an even-par 72 after bogeying his final hole. Woods played in last week's Wells Fargo Championship , but finished 14 shots behind victor Jason Day.

While the 23-year-old is keen to establish himself at the Etihad Stadium, the win over Brighton saw Yaya Toure say his final farewell to the club and Silva said it was an honour to be part of his postmatch celebrations.

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