January 20th In the game that ended early this morning , Manchester City reversed 4-2
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola accepted an interview after the game and answered questions from reporters.
What did you say at halftime?
Can you believe it?
this is a problem
You need to prepare better, we can’t deny how happy we are, but we are nowhere near where we want to be, not only in terms of games.
We played well in the second half, but in terms of competitiveness and so on, we were far behind.
Lewis was fouled four times, but none of them were yellow cards, of course, this is Lewis.
We conceded one goal and the second was stupid, we were all short because our manager told us how to play that way and we had to do it, but there was nothing visceral about it.
We’ve been lucky, but sooner or later we’ll lose points again if things don’t change.
What is the team missing?
Enthusiasm, pursuit, the feeling of wanting to win from the first minute.
The same goes for our fans, our spectators, they were quiet for 45 minutes.
Some fans booed at halftime
We played well.
We might lose, but we didn’t play badly, we played very well.
We had more chances, Tottenham had an xG of 0.89, so we performed better.
They booed because we might lose, but maybe it was true for our team.
Maybe we were too comfortable after winning the Premier League four times in five years and that’s why, when we scored, they reacted that way, but that’s not the point.
So for the players and the fans, four Premier League titles in five years is a big success, maybe a little bit of the flame has died down?
Otherwise we wouldn’t have conceded goals in every game.
We need them.
Yes, when we score, congratulations, but we were lucky and next time we won’t be so lucky.
So how do you get it back?
This is my responsibility and my job.
I want my fans to come back here.
Not just my away fans, the away fans are the best.
But my fans are here and we want to support every corner and their reaction and support because we can’t expect to win the game because Tottenham are one of the greatest opponents, they defend well,
And how they organize, how they build the lineup, how they connect with Kane, Kulusevski and Son Xingmin, they make unbelievable transitions, every time they threaten is incredible.
I couldn’t have conceded a goal in three minutes but when you get better you need games like that.
In some ways, you’re saying the players need to give the audience more?
We had to, but everyone relaxed.
The Premier League waits for no one.
We are up against Arsenal and they seem to be on fire.
Do you think they look like a team that hasn’t won the Premier League for a long time and you guys look like a team that has won four or five times?
Did not win the Premier League.
And every player knows they’re going to go down in the history books.
That’s what it felt like when we won the Premier League for the first time, breaking records, once back to back, and twice back to back.
In life and everything, we have a fire inside us, we don’t need to ask anything, I just explain that reality is so comfortable and the opponent waits for no one.
Are we lost?
No, we’re second in the league, so we’re not 20 points behind.
But that’s not my problem, you’re not happy with your team?
Of course I am not satisfied.
I don’t recognize my team.
My team has always had passion, desire, direction, everything.
Apparently you’ve told them all this in the locker room?
I don’t have to tell you what I said.