In addition to winning the Champions League, City will aim to capture the Premier League title for the third consecutive season.
Pep Guardiola and the Manchester City team will immediately begin pre-season training in anticipation of another mission, in which they expect to recapture everything and take home as much hardware as is possible, after another successful campaign.
The 2021/22 mission once more saw City retain their Premier League crown—the second time they have done so under Guardiola—and make it to the Champions League semifinals—missing the target in Europe.
The transfer season may have only officially started, but the Blues have already made some changes. Gabriel Jesus’ move to Arsenal is awaiting confirmation, and Erling Haaland, Stefan Ortega, and soon Khaldoon Al Mubarak are expected at the Etihad Stadium.
Of course, the addition of a few fresh names does not guarantee the continuation of an exceptional season. There are various considerations that should be kept in mind for this five-point plan to move forward with City achievement:
1. Quickly add Haaland
Haaland is the mark of the summer, and it would take a brave person to bet against him, especially given that City had the opportunity of obtaining such a skilled goal scorer for only £51m.
However, Haaland’s integration into Guardiola’s system might not be as simple as simply fitting in and playing. Haaland will eliminate many of the penalty region risks that City appeared to take too regularly last season, in fact. However, he needs to focus on particular aspects of his game, such development play, if he wants to perform at his best in this City group.
The sooner it happens, though, the sooner City’s onslaught will become more lethal than anyone has ever imagined. This may take some investment.
2. Terminate Jack Grealish
Last season, Jack Grealish shown just how difficult it can be for new unfriendly recruits to fit in with a Guardiola squad. The England star will be disappointed with his arrival of three goals and three assists for the association last season, despite the fact that he didn’t disappoint to the extent that some critics had predicted.
Raheem Sterling appears likely to replace Jesus now that he has left, so Grealish needs to improve his creativity if City is to continue competing and remain perhaps the best team in the world.
Foster Cole Palmer 3.
Comparing Cole Palmer to Phil Foden seems useless given that Foden may be the most talented English player to emerge in the past ten or more years. Palmer, though, appears to be the next City foundation graduate to become a youth team staple after a string of impressive performances last season.
Guardiola is rumored to be enthused about using the 19-year-old winger more coming season, and there are plenty of reasons why he will after Jesus’ departure and the potential departure of Sterling.
Palmer has the potential to be a City star for a very long time, so a great season and more playing time will be very beneficial to his development.
Organize Pep’s future.
The upcoming season won’t be affected by Guardiola’s future, but City’s future is inevitably linked to the manager’s provisional agreements.
Guardiola’s current contract expires in June 2023, and negotiations for a new one have not yet begun. Guardiola’s conditions will be discussed, according to recent statements from City administrator Khaldoon Al Mubarak, but City should make every effort to persuade their coach to commit his lengthy future to the Blues.