Mario Gotze penalty sees Dortmund down Man City in ICC opener

Joe Hart has spent the last two seasons on loan at Torino and West Ham after falling out of favour with Pep Guardiola

City have made just one signing so far this summer - the £60m addition of winger Riyad Mahrez from Leicester.

"It would have been a mistake if he'd come here when he wanted to go to Maurizio and Chelsea".

"English football has signed an exceptional player".

Guardiola is quoted as saying by Metro: "No, we are not disappointed".

Alex Zinchenko, who is set to leave the club before the start of the English domestic season, brought down the lively Pulisic in the box and Gotze beat Bravo from the spot before Alexander Isak nearly made it two soon after.

"No, I'm not disappointed", Guardiola told reporters ahead of City's International Champions Cup clash with Borussia Dortmund on Friday.

"My advice for all players is they have to go where they want to go, and in the end it would have been a mistake for him and for us if he'd chose to come here when he wanted to go with Maurizio and Chelsea". He is training like a young guy of 18 years old.

"Today everyone watches the Premier League so I have watched plenty of it in my time", Jorginho said on the Chelsea website. Captain Claudio Bravo was shielded by a backline of Luke Bolton, Eric Garcia, Jason Denayer and Zinchenko, while Douglas Luiz occupied the defensive midfield role behind Brahim Diaz and Phil Foden.

Guardiola has never tolerated complacency in his near-relentless pursuit of success throughout his managerial career and this was clear indication that the gauntlet for the following campaign was already being thrown down. Rival managers eyeing their crown have their work cut out to stop them. I know it is not easy for him, what happened in the last period.

"We will try to be ready to play every game like we did past year".

"The players come back, try to do the basics and with the intention to make a good season".

Like Sane, Gotze was left out of the 2018 squad and the 26-year-old said he had accepted the disappointment of missing the tournament in Russian Federation.

Gotze said: "Every player wants to be part of the World Cup. I can't say why certain decisions were made".

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