MANCHESTER – Manager Manchester City, Josep ‘Pep’ Guardiola, insisted his team did not play badly when they were beaten by Leicester City with a score of 2-5. According to him, the defeat was more due to the team failing to score the second and third goals and were sentenced to three penalties.
The final result doesn’t really reflect the start of the match. Because, Man City was ahead in the fourth minute through Riyad Mahrez, who is a former Leicester City player. However, the visitors were able to reply on 37 minutes through a Jamie Vardy penalty.
The 33-year-old striker then scored two more goals in the span of four minutes. The second goal was recorded on 54 minutes, while another one through the spot in 58 minutes, which at the same time fulfilled hattrick. The visitors then scored the fourth goal through James Maddison (77 ‘).
Man City scored the second goal through Nathan Ake (84 ‘). However, after that The Citizens Again sentenced to a penalty well executed by Youri Tielemans (88 ‘). Despite losing badly, Pep Guardiola insisted his team did not look bad.
“Today, the main consequence is that we awarded them three penalties. After that, it was really hard to win, then James Maddison’s incredible fourth goal. When we started to think about playing badly, we were not so bad, “said Pep Guardiola, quoted from Manchester Evening News, Monday (28/9/2020).
“After 1-1 and 1-2, we are not too strong to be more stable, patient and calm. Our main problem today is burdening ourselves to score a second or third goal when Leicester don’t want to play, “the Spaniard complained.
Pep Guardiola then regretted why his team were unable to appear calm. Because Kevin De Bruyne and his friends looked worried when they attacked. When under a counterattack, Man City was even nervous.
“In a position like that, we have to be calm. We are too worried when attacking and less creative in creating opportunities, “continued Pep Guardiola.
“We were too nervous and after that gave them three penalties. When you can’t do it well, you can’t win, ”concluded the man who was born in Santpedor.
The defeat made Man City fixated on the 13th standings with a value of three from two appearances. Meanwhile, Leicester City leads the standings with a perfect score from three matches.