"We are a big club and maybe the biggest in the world but we were not in the Champions League last season and we have to take it step by step".
First to the Daily Telegraph's Sam Wallace, who wrote: "Kevin De Bruyne was the game's outstanding performer, much of what he did perfectly executed and the epitome of City's general capacity to sniff out weakness in their opponents. I thought we gave in and gave up and no Liverpool team should be like that", he said.
Kompany was also absent from City's emphatic 5-0 victory over Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool side at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday afternoon. "It was hard for the boys but I don't look for excuses". "It's a 'sportive' decision".
Toure was left out of the squad by Guardiola and the manager raised fresh doubts over the veteran midfielder's future by refusing to make public why.
"He has brought in some of the players he wanted, now is the time for him to show the team is ready to face everything".
Manchester City can win the Champions League this season, according to Feyenoord head coach Giovanni van Bronckhorst. We play on Wednesday, we play on Saturday, we play, play, play. He knows the reason why.
The 24-year-old does has been impressive but playing him again so soon could be risky.
"I am not concerned in the long term", Klopp said.
The Brazilian has been training wearing protective headgear after suffering facial injuries which required eight stitches in a nasty clash with Liverpool's Sadio Mane at the weekend. "I have to get used to it sometimes".
"Vincent is in Manchester".
Despite a crowded field that includes some of the finest strikers in the world, Thompson argued that the Liverpool man would hit the back of the net more than Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, Sergio Aguero, Romelu Lukaku and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
"We start our road".
"I didn't blame the boys for the second half".