Man City early morning headings as Guardiola explains tactical change
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Guardiola explains tactical switch
Pep Guardiola has actually explained the tactical move that made Manchester City more excellent throughout Wednesday’s success at Olympiacos.
Phil Foden scored from Raheem Sterling’s backheel to break the deadlock and choose the video game in Greece, although City were more dominant than the slender win might suggest.
” Today we were far more aggressive. It’s not simple to play versus 9 protectors but our pushing was so excellent,” Guardiola informed reporters, as priced estimate by the MEN. “Everyone was so committed and we attacked with more desire to shoot, to score.
” We put our wingers closer to the striker rather of being broader. Next time maybe we will alter again. All of them – Bernardo [Silva], Phil, Raz and Gabriel [Jesus] – were so aggressive there.
” [Benjamin] Mendy and Joao [Cancelo] were exceptional too. [Ilkay] Gundo [gan] and Rodri too. The efficiency was leading class from all of them.
” Regrettably we didn’t get the second one since the game would’ve been completely various but it is good. We came here to get to the last 16 and we are there again, another year, now we concentrate on the Premier League.”
Foden thanks Sterling
Foden was the match-winner for Manchester City at Olympiacos on Wednesday however he thanked Sterling for providing the help.
The triumph in Greece sealed City’s area in the knockout stage of the competitors with 2 fixtures to spare.
” This outcome today means that we receive the next round, which is really important for this club,” Foden told BT Sport, as mentioned by the MEN.
” Fair play to them, they came out combating in the 2nd half, so we did well to dig in at the end to get the result.
” Raheem is a great gamer in those locations and in some way he saw me, pulled the backheel off. It’s great to play for him, so thanks for the help.
” We have not had the finest lead to the league however it’s good to see that we’re doing the right things in the Champions League and getting those results, which are essential.
” We need to work on scoring more goals in video games but we developed the possibilities. Hopefully one day, we can take sufficient possibilities to finish the game easily.”
Pep praise for Stones
Guardiola singled out John Stones for praise after the central defender starred in the 1-0 victory at Olympiacos.
The 26-year-old was making just his 2nd start of the opening day of the project as he changed Ruben Dias in the beginning line-up.
” We only yielded one shot on target,” Guardiola said after the match, according to the GUYS. “I understand it looks easy when it occurs but it’s not because of the quality of the gamers they are. Sadly we could just score one objective but the team lives.
” They made long balls and our central defenders were exceptional.
” A huge compliment for John Stones due to the fact that it is not easy after a very long time and with Ruben together with they make an incredible couple.
” I’m especially delighted for him however everyone was so committed and we assaulted with more desire to shoot, to score. Now we recover as quick as possible and begin concentrating on the Premier League.”