Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has said he was happy with how Chelsea played even if they lost to his club on Saturday.
Man City only had 46.74 possession against the Blues, the lowest recorded by a Guardiola side in his 381 top-flight matches as a manager, but they still sealed three points.
Kante had given Chelsea a deserved lead by netting a clever strike past returning goalkeeper Ederson, but KDB’s deflected shot equalized the score before Riyad Mahrez sealed the victory with a beautiful goal.
Speaking after the game, Pep praised Lampard and his exciting young team.
His words, “After we conceded the goal, we suffered a little bit and in the best moment we had we scored from Kevin,”
“After, we missed a lot of chances and the position for the last pass.
“Second half we controlled it. We lost some balls in a difficult position. They are masters to read the pass and to read the interception. [Chelsea] are a top side but we fought a lot.
“We adjusted some things, we had some problems from them, and we controlled better [in the second half] apart from the last minutes. [We were] tired, [had] injuries and we suffered.
“They are so good, they are an incredible team. It’s Chelsea. When you see in the last 20 years, Chelsea aren’t a bad side. The last six or seven years City won more titles but before that it was Manchester United and Chelsea – they were the best.
“Before teams [were] just defending and use the counter-attack, now teams have the courage to use young managers, they have players with spirit, nothing to lose and they go forward, play football that is nice.
“You can see the top teams are all playing incredibly well. Leicester, Liverpool, our team, Chelsea.”
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