Pep Guardiola and Mikel Arteta reactions after the FA Cup match
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Manchester City managed to win against Arsenal 1:0 in the round of 16 of the FA Cup. Pep Guardiola's team looked good. The Spaniard is satisfied with his team's performance and has already focused on the next challenges. “It was a tight game, a difficult opponent,” Guardiola said on the press-conference.
“The second half was better apart from 10 minutes after the goal. I didn’t expect this approach, the man-to-man. It made the process difficult. In the second half we had to contact more than usual with Erling (Haaland), it is what we had to do.
But it is a victory, the next round, we will see what we have to do”. He will soon play in the Premier League. However, Guardiola has no doubt that both teams will adjust. “I am pretty sure both teams are going to adjust something,” he said. “I have the feeling now they are going to do something differently”.
Arteta talks about the game
Arteta was not satisfied. They had several chances that they had to use, but unfortunately they didn't succeed. However, Arteta should be happy with his team's performance. If they continue like this, they really have a good chance for the title.
It is important for them that the players stay healthy and ready for what awaits them. “At the moment it’s disappointment because we are out and we could have taken much more from the game but we didn’t,” he said.
“I feel we really competed against them and made it difficult but we lacked something to win against a team like this… We have taken the chances in big matches this season and that’s why we have beaten all the big teams but unfortunately today we didn’t and we didn’t defend the action well enough in the box when Ake scored.
We had three or four big openings but we have to be more ruthless and put the ball in the net”.