City host Gian Piero Gasperini's Atalanta on Tuesday night.
â€œWhat I said about (Maurizio) Sarri I could say about Gasperini, I was lucky enough to meet him before," said Guardiola.
â€œHaving seen what Atalanta did last year and what they're doing this season is incredible.
â€œIt's a great joy to watch his team play, they're brave, they respect their supporters. The way they play is unusual, they take quite a few risks.
â€œIn this match both teams are very brave, and they will try to impose the game, we will have to adapt and they will do the same.
â€œI hope it will be an open match, both teams score and concede. I hope it will be a lively match."