Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has come out to praise his player’s fighting spirit vs Sheffield United. He recently revealed that his players knew the game would be difficult, so they gave their all to ensure the victory.
According to him, City cannot win every game by a large margin because this is reality and not a fairy tale, so his boys will keep fighting for victories, regardless of the scoreline.
He added that his players delivered a master class performance, and he expects nothing less in the coming weeks.
His words, “It was so difficult. We knew it would be. It was amazing after this run of 12 wins in a row,”
“Still the players run and fight like animals. We conceded one chance at the end. Sheffield United are a difficult opponent. Every time we play them we struggle.”
“We said this will be one of the toughest games of the season and it was. The weather is the same for both sides. It’s so difficult because they defend with 10 players. Their team have been together a long time so they know what to do. Nothing is given just because we are blue.”
“We started good. We maintained it in the second half. We struggle because they are a very good side. They are alive, you can feel it. They shout, they talk, they stick together until the end.”
“People think if we won the last one 5-0, we will win this one 5-0. This is the real world, not a fairytale,”
“Today when I see Sheffield is bottom of the league. You see this team and realise how tough is the Premier League. We always struggle to beat them every season.”
“It was an incredible performance. We played incredibly well in many areas. We conceded few chances. We didn’t create much but enough to win the game.”
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