Pep Guardiola after RB Leipzig: You expect us to come here and win 5-0?

"They made a step forward and pressed higher and we had more problems to make the build-up"

by Sead Dedovic
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Pep Guardiola after RB Leipzig: You expect us to come here and win 5-0?

Pep Guardiola was satisfied with his team's performance. There are a lot of people who believe that City's performance was not good enough and that Guardiola is not satisfied with 1 point. A response was given to such statements by the Spaniard; "I am happy for the whole game, not just the first half,” -Pep Guardiola told BT Sport.
“What do you expect? That we play a friendly game here? How many games have you seen from Leipzig? You expect us to come here and win 5-0?
That is not a reality.

This is a competition that in the group stage many important teams are out. It is difficult.
We are a good team and we do many, many good things. We continued to do this. People expect us to come here and win 4-0, I am sorry we are not able to do this”.

In his speech, Pep Guardiola discussed the key differences between the first and second halves of the game. "They made a step forward and pressed higher and we had more problems to make the build-up. After the goal we conceded we came back and played a good last 15-20 minutes.

We had good chances in both halves and a good result, and we go to decide it in Manchester”.

Pep Guardiola

What is interesting is the fact that Pep Guardiola did not make a single change. This is the first case since 2016 when Barca played against Arsenal in the Champions League.

"I saw the team good, especially in the middle,” Guardiola said.
“I thought about Phil [Foden]. In the end, I decide to continue with what I have, especially the back four. Bernardo [Silva] was giving a lot of control in the middle”.

At home, Manchester City will have a good chance to prove to their fans that they are much stronger than their opponents. In spite of this, RB Leipzig should not be written off based on the fact that they are a strong team that is capable of surprising anyone at any time.

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