FA Cup: Man City will suffer against League Two Newport County, says Pep Guardiola

Manchester Metropolis hang been knocked out of the FA Cup within the fifth spherical by Wigan one year ago

Manchester Metropolis will “suffer” in opposition to Newport in Saturday’s FA Cup fifth-spherical tie, says boss Pep Guardiola.

The Premier League champions mosey to south Wales vivid their opponents hang already crushed Leicester and Middlesbrough within the competition.

League Two Newport hang by no approach been past the fifth spherical of the competition, while Metropolis are 5-time winners.

“They are taller and stronger than us. In some areas they’ll be better than us,” warned Guardiola.

“They’ve done incredibly well on this competition. What they construct, they construct in fact well. Now we hang watched many video games to see what they construct.”

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Metropolis hang been knocked out of the FA Cup within the fifth spherical final season by Wigan Athletic, then of League One, and Guardiola acknowledged his crew would be taught from past experiences.

He added he would now no longer allow his players to change into complacent, regardless of Newport being 83 places under Metropolis within the soccer pyramid.

“It’s miles the cup. Everyone is conscious of what occurred final season at Wigan,” Guardiola acknowledged. “Something can occur. We’re going to procure this very severely.

“Basically we play within the Premier League video games and our players already know what opponents construct.

“[Newport] hang players who hang scored 14 or 15 targets; they are good on the residence items.”

Metropolis might per chance be with out the injured Vincent Kompany and Benjamin Mendy for the time out to Rodney Parade.

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