Scott Brown Warns Guardiola: We Will Be More Assertive Against Manchester City

Published on: 27 September 2016

Scott Brown has warned high-flying Manchester City to expect a more aggressive Celtic than the one beaten 7-0 by Barcelona.

The Hoops' captain hinted at a different game plan to the one deployed against the Spanish giants, in whichBrown admits that his team paid Barcelona's stars too much respect.

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Speaking toESPN,the 31-year-old midfielder said: ''It's about getting touch tight. We sat off Barcelona and admired them more than anything, letting them play and show what good players can do to you if you sit off them.

''We need to get touch tight, get our bodies in and try to win the battles all over the park. We're going to have to work as a team. We're going to have defend a lot better than the last Champions League game, we're going to have to composed on the ball and take our chances if we get them."

The Scotsman went on to discuss the new style of play that Guardiola has instilled at City, as well as the way Brendan Rodgers has got Celtic playing this season.

''Watching them this season, City have changed their style of play. Guardiola has come in and brought a different style for them which seems to be working in the Premier League so far.

"They've beaten Barcelona and Man United up there."

John Stones is refusing to underestimate Celtic -

''We've got a gaffer who's tried a different style for us and it's been working in the Premiership.It will be a good proper game of football, both teams like to get the ball down and play it.

He added:''It's always going to be hard playing against good players, but we need to show our qualities and step the game up a little bit.''