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Guardiola admits he needs time to adjust

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is admitting that he might need some time to adjust to life in the Premier League.

After a phenomenal start to the season, City are winless in their last six matches in all competitions. The team is coming off a 1-0 loss to rivals Manchester United in the EFL Cup, as they take on West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns on Saturday. Guardiola admitted that he might need some time to adjust to the toughness of the Premier League.

“Many things have changed in the last six games,” Guardiola said. “In the beginning we were winning and now we’re not.

“But, we are fighting, like we were in the beginning. I need time to learn, improve…I am still in that process.

“Maybe this situation will make us stronger for the future. I’m pretty sure of that. For the next period, not just this season but the next season as well.

“Maybe we will learn from that and be stronger.”

Guardiola also shrugged off suggestions that he would one day take the manager position at Real Madrid. The 45-year-old Spaniard spent most of his playing career at rivals Barcelona and managed the team for four years.

“I’m a follower of FC Barcelona,” Guardiola said. “I don’t think Real Madrid needs a manager like me and I wouldn’t fit there either.”

City are still at the top of the Premier League standings, but are level on points with Arsenal and Liverpool after last week’s 1-1 draw at home against Southampton.

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