Pep Guardiola: What I Told My Players After Win Over Watford

Pep Guardiola: What I Told My Players After Win Over Watford

Pep Guardiola: What I Told My Players After Win Over Watford

"UEFA is doing what it is doing", he said.

However, Watford were left to rue their chances before the break against a City defence that appeared to miss Aymeric Laporte as the Frenchman was rotated for the first time in the league this season.

"Then, we started to lose balls and let them have an opportunity to get back into it".

"I trust a lot in my club, in our organisation. If something is wrong, they're going to tell us".

Pep Guardiola made six changes to his City side for Tuesday's victory at Watford - including a completely different back four - as he kept key players fresh for Saturday's trip to Chelsea.

Guardiola's side dominated for most of the game but were made to hold on in the final 10 minutes after Abdoulaye Doucoure's late goal and the City boss admitted it was an unnecessary finish. We had chances to make it 3-0 and when it doesn't happen anything can happen.

'Here it won't stop, so it's a bit complicated, we complain a little but it's good because we love this game and we love to play and it's a tradition in England, so we have to respect it'. We suffered but it is what it is.

"Last season we had two more points - this season we already conceded two draws and last season we only had one at this point of the season". While the Cherries have struggled to defend, they have been very strong offensively. "But in general the game was good".

Despite their great start to the season, City's rivals are much closer than last season's record-breaking title victory.

"We spoke in the dressing room that we have to learn about what happened in the last 20 or 25 minutes, yes", he said, according to the Daily Mirror.

"You can never forget to play".

Gabriel Jesus missed a couple of chances and the Brazilian is in a bad run of form with his last Premier League goal coming in August, although his manager is not anxious.

Lucas Perez replaced the injured Marko Arnautovic in the first half and went onto score his first two league goals since a summer move from Arsenal before Michail Antonio added a third.

"We needed a big performance and he has gone a long way to getting us the three points".

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