Manchester City picked up a 3-0 win over Marseille in the Champions League last night and Pep Guardiola is pleased with his team’s performance given the circumstances.
The Premier League side have been struggling with injuries to key players since the start of the season.
The Manchester City manager explained that his side have been criticized when they have failed to win games this season. Guardiola has made his worst ever start to a League season as a manager this year and he believes that the challenging circumstances have contributed to his team’s dip in form.
Guardiola said (via Goal): “We have to accept the criticism. We play every three days, when you win it’s good but if you don’t people want to destroy everything.
“But it’s about the chairman and everyone else understanding. Part of the criticism was right, but you’ve got to accept it. It’s part of our job.
“It’s about where we’ve come from in the last month, with lack of preparation, injuries and Covid-19 but the Champions League is in a good place now. I’m sure we’re going to find that consistency.”
The fixture list this season is heavily condensed and there is a clear lack of preparation at every club. This has resulted in injuries and therefore teams are struggling to find the required consistency right now.
Manchester City have the quality to turn their form around in the coming weeks and Guardiola believes that his team will start taking control soon.
The Premier League side will be hoping to win the title this year and do well in the Champions League. With their main title rivals Liverpool struggling with an injury crisis, this is a great opportunity for them to put together a winning run and pull clear of their rivals at top of the table.
- Olympiakos manager praises Ederson – He has great qualities
- Olympiakos manager confident of upsetting Man City
- City receive transfer boost as Isco would like to try another league
- Guardiola slams City’s grueling schedule – ‘Every season is a disadvantage’
- Pep Guardiola : I have a feeling we will do really well in UCL this season
- City were all set to complete a move for Frenkie De Jong before Barcelona came calling
- Pundit claims City’s move for Grealish would be a “kick in the teeth” for Phil Foden
- City are set to offer Lionel Messi MLS transfer and ambassadorial role as part of 10-year plan
- Nathan Ake to return to training by the end of the week
- Eric Garcia to be the priority for Barcelona in the January transfer window – overtakes Memphis Depay for the top spot