The Citizens take on FA Cup winners Leicester City in the season opener in England at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
Given several first team stars only recently returned to pre-season training after Euro 2020 and Copa America commitments, Guardiola is not eager to name a very strong lineup for the match.
"Just three or four players from the first team, every week more players are coming," Guardiola told reporters during a press conference.
"Hopefully they come back and they can train and they don't have to rest or be isolated.
"I know we don't have time because in 10 or 11 days we have the Community Shield, but we're going to play with a second team and we're going to train. For everybody, it's a tough season. Every season is so tough, demanding and important."
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