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'We have to look at ourselves': Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City must dig deep and not use fitness and injury concerns as an excuse when they travel to Leeds in Premier League Man City will be eager to bounce back after they were thumped 5-2 by Leicester Guardiola wants players to look at themselves for solutions and not use excuses City have a win and a defeat from their opening two Premier League games City will face Arsenal in Carabao Cup quarter final after midweek Burnley win 

By Jack Gaughan for the Daily Mail

Published: 01:49 BST, 3 October 2020 | Updated: 01:49 BST, 3 October 2020

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Manchester City cannot use injuries and fitness problems as an excuse at a relentless Leeds United on Saturday, according to Pep Guardiola.

Guardiola is still smarting at the manner of last weekend's galling 5-2 home defeat by Leicester City and can ill-afford another slip up at Elland Road.

The start of their season has been hampered by muscle fatigue leading to injuries and players in the 'red zone' deemed not fit enough to take part in matches.

Pep Guardiola will be desperate to bounce back after their 5-2 humiliation against Leicester

Pep Guardiola will be desperate to bounce back after their 5-2 humiliation against Leicester

Jamie Vardy bagged a hat-trick at the Etihad last weekend in the rout of Manchester City

Jamie Vardy bagged a hat-trick at the Etihad last weekend in the rout of Manchester City

'I know we are still a little bit away from our best, for many reasons,' Guardiola said. 'We lost against Leicester not because of the lack of physical condition or because we don't have

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