Man City manager Guardiola heaps praise on goalkeeper Bravo

Posted February 13, 2017

City have hit a purple patch of form ahead of the trip to the Vitality Stadium and the visitors have racked up three consecutive victories across all competitions, whilst they are unbeaten in their last three Premier League matches.

Willy Caballero has warned Manchester City not to take Bournemouth for granted when they meet on Monday night.

"I was clear every time we spoke with Sergio from the beginning", said Guardiola.

"To analyse if it is a good season, bad season, disaster season, you [the media] are the boss", Guardiola said with a hint of sarcasm, "Of course, we are going to analyse at the end of the season with the chairman, the board of directors and the people how it works".

'I would like him to stay but I don't know what is going to happen, ' Guardiola said. He's a top player, a top goalkeeper.

Bournemouth enjoyed a good first-half to their second Premier League campaign and there were even aspirations of making a push for a potential top eight finish, having been as high as ninth at one stage.

Aguero has had to settle for a place on the bench while Jesus has scored three goals in his first three starts. Football here is more particular, more crosses, more special things, but he is a top goalkeeper. "For me, there's no doubt about that". "I will decide the day of the game".

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Speculation is swirling over Aguero's future, with teenage sensation Gabriel Jesus' seamless adaptation to Premier League life consigning the 28-year-old to a substitute's role for the wins against West Ham and Swansea City.

Asked about the situation again, Guardiola said: "Five minutes after those statements, Man City released a note saying the opinion of the club and manager about Sergio Aguero's future".

"If I can change the model and play all four... but I am a guy who likes to play with midfield players to have more control".

"The reason he's not played the last two games is because Leroy, Gabriel and Raheem have played wonderful", Guardiola added.

Another player who has found himself on the fringes of the action of late is Nolito, signed by Guardiola in a £14m deal from Celta Vigo over the summer.

Bravo has faced fierce criticism from sections of the media this season, something Caballero knows all about. Here we look at three of their most memorable previous meetings.

"Football is going to miss one of the best players ever". I know his level and I know what he's done for this club. He played a lot good games.