Pep Guardiola has actually declared it indicates more to him to win at Manchester City than at his previous clubs due to the fact that they have actually combated football’s standard hierarchy.
Guardiola saw his group eventually cruise to a 4-1 Champions League group phase win over Club Brugge at the Etihad Stadium to put one foot in the knockout round with 2 video games delegated play.
They were helped by PSG dropping points versus RB Leipzig, which enabled City to go top of the group.
But in spite of the beneficial lead to Germany, Guardiola firmly insisted there are no favours, suggesting that his club in specific don’t get any simple flights at all due to the fact that of current success.
“What we have done [in] these years, I promise you, nobody helps you – no one. Everything we have done, we have done it, and that is why I’m so satisfied,” the City manager informed BT Sport.
When pushed, the previous Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach even recommended it is more unique to win at City due to the fact that his previous clubs have actually become part of the recognized elite.
“When you are at big clubs, I understand, maybe…But here, no. What we win, we do it [ourselves].
“I know it, perfectly. That’s why all the titles I have won before, I won at big clubs.
“Absolutely…the pleasure is [more], fighting to beat the hierarchy in the Premier League.”
City enhanced substantially as the video game versus Brugge advanced. They had actually controlled the ball throughout the very first half however did not have enough of a cutting edge to make the belongings count, while likewise looking passive and off the speed at the back.
But Guardiola insisted his group couldn’t have actually played much better in the opening 20 minutes.
“I don’t know if we can play better than the first 20 minutes, honestly,” he stated. “It was really good, the transitions, the aggressiveness. After the [Brugge] goal, the minds of the players said, ‘we are doing everything and the one time they [get a chance], they score a goal’. Yeah, but that’s life, no?
“Life is like this, how you overcome that position. Even our fans said ‘Aw, we’ve conceded a goal’. Yeah, but we try again. We still had 70 minutes to do it. Just doing what we have done, it’s enough.”
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