Pep Guardiola has claimed the Manchester City job is not the hardest of his career, ahead of his first Premier League game in charge of the Sky Blues.
City are home to Sunderland in their opening fixture of the new season and Guardiola will lead the club for the first time in the Premier League, as he says he is looking forward to the game.
“I’m new, so it’s the first game, I’m looking forward. The hardest test is always the first one because without the first one you don’t arrive to the second one.
“I was promoted to coach of Barcelona first team because I was successful in the previous experience with the second team so it is not the hardest one.
“Every one is special so to have success at home is not easy so I moved to Germany and learn German to communicate with the players and the media.
“In Germany it was always a big challenge. Of course it is special for me in the Premier League. I know I will be judged in terms of results but for me I am a lucky guy to be here.
“I will always be grateful to the people of Manchester City, to all the staff, to give me this opportunity to be here today and tomorrow my first Premier League game.
“To create something we need time, to create something with ideas to attack we need time. But to play with soul, with soul and something inside we don’t need time.”