09/19/2021 at 12:50 AM CEST
Manchester City failed to go from a draw to 0 in their Premier League match against Southampton. The Var and a rival who knew how to endure complicated the match. This, added to the accumulated fatigue, both physical and mental, could with the ‘citizens’. Guardiola complained about this at a press conference: “They had seven days to prepare, we had 10 minutes yesterday. “One of the recurring themes, also for which they complained in the Champions League final, is the lack of a forward reference, but Pep has once again taken away the iron: “Today we did not win, not because we did not have a center forward. We did not win because we did not make good balls reach the forwards. Our in-game elaboration was not good. We did not manage to do things well with our defense and Ferandinho. The five guys who had to carry the ball to the other players were not well. “
The City passed over Leipzig during the week in the Champions League, and for the Catalan coach, it has taken its toll: “I would have loved to have more time to recover and be better but today we did not have that freshness in mind. I would not say the same of our legs, because we had four or five new players but sometimes this happens. They had seven days to prepare, we had 10 minutes yesterday. ” In that sense, he added: “The Premier League is 38 games and in theory we all fight against everyone on equal terms, but this is not totally true for the teams that play in the Champions League“.
He was critical of the team. Normally they generate more than anyone else, but this time: “We were there but we couldn’t be more decisive in the last third. We don’t get to shoot much. We have to create more and from behind“.