Pep Guardiola hails Man City’s response to criticism following Marseille win

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City, who have actually had a sluggish start to the Premier League season, saw off Marseille 3-0.

City were remarkable at the Stade Velodrome (PA Wire by means of ABACA)

It was a good response to Saturday’s draw at West Ham, which was the 3rd time they have actually dropped points in 5 Premier League games this season.

Guardiola stated: “In some cases we are not good enough and often the players of the opposing team are much better than us. That is life.

” Today, with the social media, when you lose you are a total catastrophe. The essential thing is for the club to be steady and the players to understand what we are doing, where we originate from, where we are having a hard time and be calm.

” It is very important to start the Champions League with 2 success. We are close now to remaining in the last 16 however still we are just in the start, enhancing– however with this mindset, I saw it from the start, the way we pushed, the way we attempted to play, we were exceptionally patient to find the right minute, the right pace to do it and not yield counter-attacks. That was the key point of the game.

“We defended well in the box. In general it was a good performance because in Europe I know how demanding it is.”

PEP We played agood game They played 5 at the back and we adjusted truly well. It was a good result for us, specifically the efficiency. We developed enough possibilities to win.

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City outplayed their hosts, whose mindful approach and release of a five-man defence failed to avoid the visitors taking charge from the start.

Guardiola stated: “It is a good result for us, specifically for the efficiency. We didn’t yield much and we developed enough possibilities to win.

“Playing away in the Champions League is constantly hard. We have numerous examples last week andthis week They are doing truly well, Marseille, in Ligue 1.

” It was truly good, specifically the way we played, defensively and offensively, attention to all the information. When a team plays because way, 3-5-2, so defensive, you can lose your perseverance and you end up being restless to attack, and after that they penalize you with the counter-attacks and so on.

“We were calm in the right moments. Everybody was in his position and that helped a lot to win the game.”

Ilkay Gundogan scored City’s second goal (PA Wire by means of ABACA)

Regardless Of the result, Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas felt his side acquitted themselves well.

The former Chelsea and Tottenham boss stated: “It was a hard match to play and we spent for our errors however we didn’t protect unfathomable and my players were remarkable.

“The second goal was a real blow for us as we were starting to turn things around. In the first half, we had trouble getting through the City press, and a bad pass led to them being 1-0 up.”

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