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Man City’s Guardiola hails West Ham after Carabao Cup elimination

Thu 28 October 2021 | 10:38

The City boss hailed West Ham’s display following his side’s loss on the penalty shootout in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday, but he insisted the Citizens will be back to claim the trophy next season.

Manchester City

have always been the team to beat in the League cup, as they have grabbed the title four consecutive times but they failed to beat

West Ham

and break into their defence before the game went on to penalties.

Phil Foden failed to find the target while the Hammers all met the back of the net, pushing the holders out of the competition.

Praising West Ham,

Pep Guardiola

said:

“Not just this season, the previous one (too). One of the toughest games we played at home when one side was better than us last season was West Ham.

“They’re doing well in the Premier League and the Europa League and now they are in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.

“(They are a) fantastic team, (and have a) fantastic manager. We knew it. We did our game. I didn’t see the stats, but I thought we did a good game."

The City manager was satisfied with his side’s performance on the game as they attempted to find the net 25 times with seven being on target, but failed to go past keeper Alphonse Areola, who pulled off a great save to prevent John Stones from scoring. Nathan Ake and Ilkay Gundogan also couldn’t net their shots.

An incredible run has finished (but) we finished in a good way,"

Guardiola added.

“We played in a really good way, creating chances against a team who defended deep.

“On penalties they were better. Congratulations to West Ham. Next year we will be back.”

City will face

Crystal Palace

on Saturday and get prepared to go against Bruges in the Champions League.


source: SportMob

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