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Guardiola holds talks with his squad over the lack of goals this season

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has held talks with his squad for the lack of goals being scored this season.

According to Jack Gaughan of the Daily Mail, Guardiola held a meeting with the members of his squad over the lack of intensity City are exhibiting in the attacking zones of the pitch.

City have struggled to get of the blocks this season. Despite cruising to a first place finish in the UEFA Champions league group stages, most of City’s goals came in the final 20 mins of the game.

Domestically, we have not been so fortunate. City sit 9th in a packed table this season with only half the goals scored at this stage as compared to last season.

Against Man United in the derby, City missed two guilt edged chances to take the lead in a cagey game which finished as a goalless draw.

The manager is not blind to these situations. Guardiola has regularly called for patience from his squad to deliver the goods.

Speaking before City’s clash against West Brom, he said: “I know exactly that maybe we miss being more intense in the final third or to create more chances. I know the reason why, the players know it – we talked about this today”.

“In the Premier League we would love to be higher up but we are not far away, we can get results in a row. It’s a moment to make a step forward, and say: “OK what do we want to do this season?” Tomorrow we are going to start to do it”.

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