"Johann Cruyff bought Koeman to show us, to teach us why we need a central defender like Ronald".
Kick off is at 15:00 on Saturday at the Etihad.
"I always knew that if one day Pep and Ronald made a decision to become coaches, they would be great at it".
"Guardiola is also looking forward to locking horns with Everton boss Ronald Koeman having spent time at Barca with the Dutchman". I was the youngest so I adapted to him.
"I enjoy every weekend", Koeman smiled when asked in an interview for evertontv if he enjoys more testing parts of the fixture calendar, "[but] sometimes you play more comfortably against the big ones than you do against a team that is fighting not to be relegated.
He told reporters: "We are really strong friends and now it's a little more easy because he lives in Manchester and I live close".
Koeman: "I see a lot in the teams managed by Pep".
"We like football and we like to see a team who plays attractive football".
"Sometimes it's hard because they are defending with a lot of space behind them at the back if we can break that and do what we do like to do then we can be successful and make it hard".
"That's hard for defending but we have some good examples of other teams who have got a good result against City".
Aguero had been doubtful for the game against Paraguay due to an adductor problem but played the full 90 minutes.
Spurs have given them a blueprint with which to beat City, but it's unlikely Everton can sustain the same level of intensity so early in Koeman's tenure.
It's not accidentally that City's mini-crisis coincided with Kevin de Bruyne's injury as Belgium worldwide is the key part of Pep's machine and a player that creates most of City's risky attacks. "It's three, four, five years ago - it's my past and now I need to think about my present and future". Subsequently, Lukaku did not feature in Belgium's second game of the global break, leaving many Everton fans concerned.
This season, the Citizens are running over 7kms more per Premier League game on average than last season (114.8km per game in 2016/17 compared to 107.2 in 2015/16). They are two points below Liverpool and Arsenal.