Pep Guardiola, Manchester City coach, said that he does not expect his team to conclude deals during the next winter transfer period, despite his offensive problems, due to the financial effects of the Corona pandemic on his club.
Striker Sergio Aguero did not score in the Premier League this season, in light of his participation due to injury, while Gabriel Jesus scored only two goals.
Man City has scored 19 goals in 13 matches in the English Premier League so far, a little more than half number of goals scored during the same period last season (37 goals).
In response to a question about the possibility of the team moving to strengthen its offensive options next month, Guardiola said, “No. I do not think so due to the prevailing economic conditions in the world at the present time.”
“All clubs are suffering. Our situation is not an exception,” the Spanish coach added.
Despite the offensive problems, Manchester City’s defense is providing an excellent performance.
In City’s 1-0 victory over Southampton last Saturday, Guardiola’s team kept their nets clean for the sixth time in the league, after they scored 12 times at the tournament level this season, which is the lowest score among the 20 teams so far.
Man City will meet Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup, tomorrow, Tuesday.