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Pep Guardiola comments on Wolves and mentions five Molineux players

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has given his thoughts about Wolves ahead of Wednesday night’s game at Molineux.

Wanderers host the Premier League leaders and are looking to get back to winning ways.

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It’s four games without a win for Bruno Lage’s side, who now have a very difficult task finishing any higher than eighth.

And games don’t come much harder than Manchester City, who sit top of the league three points ahead of Liverpool.

Tomorrow night they will be without some key players such as Kyle Walker, John Stones and Ruben Dias.

Given Wolves have had success against City in recent times, it’s possible Wanderers could get a result.

But it’s certainly going to be difficult.

Today, Guardiola has been speaking about playing Wolves at Molineux, believing it to be one of their most difficult fixtures.

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He said: “Always, Wolves, since they were promoted to the Premier League… the facts are here… (one of) the toughest opponents we face for many reasons.”

Guardiola then listed five Wolves players who could make life difficult for his side.

He added: “(Pedro) Neto is back. (Raul) Jimenez is always dangerous. The transition from (Leander) Dendoncker. The quality from (Joao) Moutinho and (Ruben) Neves. The personality, the competitiveness. (Among) the toughest away games we have in the season.”

Pep Guardiola respects Wolves, and the players must justify his comments

Guardiola clearly has admiration for Wolves.

He has been on the receiving end of some fantastic performances from Wanderers since the club’s promotion.

Tomorrow night Wolves need to show why Guardiola has been full of praise.

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In recent weeks there have been too many sub-par showings.

City have players out, and Wolves should see it is a chance to throw a spanner in the works in the title race.