Following Sergio Aguero’s departure at the end of last summer, City made a big move to bring Harry Kane to the Etihad but couldn’t reach an agreement with Tottenham.
They haven’t shown many signs of weakness this season, however, topping the Premier League table and continuing their serene progress in the Champions League.
However, Guardiola believes it is a position the club need to address, although he has earned praise for the way City have played without a traditional striker for much of the campaign.
“I think the club definitely needs a striker,” Guardiola said.
“But, I’m sorry, maybe I’m wrong, but I don’t agree with you.” You say we play incredibly well without a striker because we are winning.
“When you don’t win you say you need a striker, I’m naive. ‘How do these guys play without a striker? In the Premier League you have to play with a striker’.
“We try but sometimes it’s not possible. We need a striker, I think the club will try, it hasn’t happened but in the end we adapt. We adapt to the players and we never complain, they are too good for me, I admire them and I like working with them.
“If we have a striker we play differently but if you don’t you have to adapt with the quality we have. If you don’t have one you have to play in a completely different way to United, Southampton, Liverpool, because they play another philosophy.
“In England, we’re kind of like an exception for that. We have to play that way, otherwise they are better.