"That is why Arsenal was top of the league". Guardiola commented on the battle at the Etihad

Football news 31 mar 2024, 15:35
"That is why Arsenal was top of the league". Guardiola commented on the battle at the Etihad Photo: twitter.com/managingmadrid

Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola commented on the match against Arsenal in a post-match interview with Sky Sports, in which the teams played to a draw (0:0).

"We take the point. We tried. We didn't create much, they didn't create much. They defended very compact, we could not regain the balls high pressing because first contact, second contact they were there. They had a lot of quality and physicality.

They had one or two chances in transitions when we lost one or two balls. But yes it was a tight game, we were who we are, we missed a little bit in the final third but it is not easy. The strikers run back with Rodri, the crosses they were really good with, the physicality and intensity.

The last game at the Emirates was similar. We tried to create a little bit more but it is not easy. They have good players defending the way they did and they also did high pressing - they are fantastic in what they do.

When we break them in contact with the wingers or with Haaland and then got inside there was Jorginho and Rice there. The spaces were very little. That is why they were top of the league, now is Liverpool, but last season, this season they play really well." Guardiola said.

Manchester City is in 3rd place in the Premier League after the 30th round. The defending champions are three points behind Liverpool and one point behind Arsenal.

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