Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola inspired the second half victory vs PSG with his halftime talk, Kevin De Bruyne has said. He recently revealed that Pep simply told his players to hold on to the ball more, and it worked magic.
According to him, City really rushed things in the first half of the match, and that affected the players because the team is not set up to thrive like that.
He added that finding space more patiently in the 2nd half against a tough PSG worked wonders for their confidence, and it showed in the result.
His words, “Just play a little bit more with the ball. The first half, we were a bit too rushed, trying to go forward too quickly and that’s not the way we are set up as a team.”
“In the second half we tried to find space more patiently. They’re a tough team to play against. The progression we made as a team was good.”
On his goal, “It set up in a perfect position. It’s so difficult for the goalkeeper because he expects someone to touch it.”
“We kept going and with the second goal Riyad is good for us. He asked me if he could take it and I said: ‘Yes, if you believe in yourself’. He scored. Who am I to say something?”
“There is still a game to go and we have to concentrate on that.”
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