Fabian Delph calls for Manchester City to become even more ruthless

Fabian Delph calls for Manchester City to become even more ruthless

Manchester City may have scored three goals against Fulham, but Fabian Delph insists that the champions must be even more ruthless.

After the international break Pep Guardiola goes with his team in the lead. Leroy Sane has made his first start of the season in the Premier League with a goal in two minutes.

David Silva added another before Raheem Sterling won with a spectacular 3-0 win against promoted Fulham, who will be relieved to see the city take their foot off the pitch in the second half.

Manchester City beat Premier League newcomers (Martin Rickett / PA)

The decline in intensity came under Delphs skin, and the left-back was frustrated because he could not keep up with his first club appearance of the campaign.

"It's nice to play again after the World Cup – we only have 12 days off," said the England international.

"I worked to get fit and get fit and after 70 minutes I'm on the right track to get fit again.

"I felt that I had won most of my duels and I communicated well with the rest of the team.

"I sometimes could not properly organize my feet, but that will come with more playing time and fitness.

Fabian Delph made his first club appearance of the season (Martin Rickett / PA)

"It was frustrating not putting any more chances in the net – we have to be more ruthless.

"We knew that Fulham could be a threat – they were impressive already this season.

"But we started with the attitude that we have to be up front and we try that in every game."

Delph hopes he will have a good chance against the West Londoners of getting a chance against Lyon on Wednesday in the Champions League.

Bernardo Silva has claimed his claim to a place even more decidedly and earned the title of "Man of the Game" after pulling the strings on Saturday.

"Bernardo Silva? Ah, he's average, one of the worst players in the team …" Delph said with a smile on the club's official website.

"No, he's a team player, a wonderful guy, everyone loves him, he looks about 45, but he's only about 20 or so.

"He will continue to improve, there are many more good games coming from him."

Bernardo Silva was part of a fearsome city attack that gave Fulham a hot time for a long time.

But there were some decent ads from visitors, including 18-year-old Ryan Sessegnon on the left-back.

Ryan Sessegnon returned to the Fulham team (Martin Rickett / PA)

Asked how much Sessegnon will benefit from the championship win, Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic said: "Huge, it's a big advantage for this type of player.

"I think that this player is part of the national team for the World Cup.

"He has played games in the championship and now it is playing games in those places.

"The benefits are tremendous and he's not a kid and part of his job is winning, drawing and losing the game.

"Unfortunately, we did not experience any surprise today, and when I analyze the game, Ryan played a good game and I think it's good for him and for his development and experience."


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