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Guardiola Slams Players For Poor Display

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola Slams Players For Poor Display

By Keegan Kruger - Mar 08, 2018 08:00 AM @KeeganKruger

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola slammed his players for their lacklustre performance in the 2-1 loss against Swiss giants Basel on Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League.

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Although the Citizens ended up on the losing end of the spectrum, the did manage to comfortably qualify for the quarter-finals as they won 5-2 on aggregate over the two-leg tie.

Guardiola, who rested a number of first-team players for the match, said he was not impressed with how his team went about their business at the Etihad and he was quick to highlight the poor second-half display.

“In the second half we forgot to attack, we forgot to play, Guardiola said, as quoted by the Daily Express.

"Just to pass the ball without movement, to pass and pass for its own sake is nothing. In the second half, we were really poor. We started the game in the right way but after 1–1 we did not play well.

“You create passes to create opportunities but only to pass for itself, that isn’t football. Any team that makes six changes may have problems but in the second half we thought we had finished the game.”

 “From tomorrow we will be happy to be in the quarterfinals for the second time at this club so we are new in that position and of course we are so happy for that," Guardiola told a news conference.

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Manchester City joined the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid and Juventus in the quarter-finals of the competition.

Do you think this performance will have any ripple effect on City’s current form? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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makhanda-mendu me Joined: 30 Jun 2017
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makhanda-mendu me Mar 08, 2018 01:58 PM
@ZZ2 vs Papa charles i know, bt what u raised almost got me in to fight with two different guys in pub & grill this past weekend.
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Mar 08, 2018 12:28 PM
@makhanda-mendu me relax dfrnt view is not a crime
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makhanda-mendu me Mar 08, 2018 10:40 AM
Same morinho was outplayed by the same team last season so his absolutely talking senseless.. Argument. Morinho has been in Big teams just as pep has been. He was at porto, inter, madrid chelsea now Man united. So i fail to understand why people always say pep has had a luxury of spear spending.
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makhanda-mendu me Mar 08, 2018 10:31 AM
@Evergreenmessi member why do u even coment on his post...? Morinho is below avarage coaches for my liking.. Morinho was schooled by new castle just three weeks back. Don't know what nonsense his talking about...!
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Evergreenmessi Mar 08, 2018 10:22 AM
@ZZ2 vs Papa charles one thing I hve noticed about you are a fictional person
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clemz7 Mar 08, 2018 09:52 AM
Selling games
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Carder305 Mar 08, 2018 09:15 AM
Most guys in that starting line up, have not really played this season, Jesus & Tore' have not been playing ! what was he expecting?
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ZZ2 vs Papa charles Mar 08, 2018 09:11 AM
Basel defeated pep's team wth B-team!!Mourinho playd more champions league dan pep but i cant remember wher he was humiliated by unknwn B-Side

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