"I'm going to see how the internationals are physically, their mentality,
their mental approach. Some of the players recover quickly, others need more
vapor v black "Tomorrow is the most important game. I don't know
what's going to happen against Everton so the best approach for the next one is
to win tomorrow."
Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne, two players who have flourished so far
this term, both appear to be winning their fitness battles to feature.
Guardiola, however, was vague when asked about the progress of his injured
players, including captain Vincent Kompany.
He said: "They are much, much, much, much better. Some will play tomorrow,
some won't. They trained in the last two or three days, but I don't know how
many minutes they can do. We'll have to think about it in the morning."
purechao black The visit of Everton pits Guardiola against his
former Barcelona team-mate Ronald Koeman for the first time in his managerial
The pair, both members of Barca's 1992 European Cup-winning side, have a long
friendship dating back to when they roomed together as players.
purecontrol cleats Guardiola said: "I switched off the light before
we went to sleep! When he needed water – wake up to water for him. I was the
youngest so I adapted to him.
"I think he was one of the first central defenders with the quality not just
to defend. He was one of the few guys that I never saw fall in important games -
he always played well. He was by far one of the best central defenders I've ever
obra orange "Last season with Southampton he did great, he did an
extraordinary job and they qualified for European competition. They (Everton)
started really well this season as well.
mercurial v black "Recently the results weren't so good but they
have a great team. They use Romelu Lukaku a lot, for instance, and do a lot of
interesting things on the pitch."
Koeman has also spoken this week about his friendship with Guardiola and how
impressed he has been by City's start to the season.
"Ronald is a big friend of mine so I appreciate his words," Guardiola