Guardiola deplored Man City’s poor performance against Tottenham
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola commented on how his team was unable to break down Tottenham on Saturday, noting that Spurs played in a way that is very reflective of Jose Mourinho.
Spurs took down the visitors 2 – 0 at the Tottenham hotspur Stadium. They got the lead by Son Heung-min goal early in the game. And in the second half Substitute Giovani Lo Celso scored the second goal and put the game to bed for Mourinho.
City had 67 percent of the ball possession and yet they failed to break down the Spurs defense.
After the match, Guardiola admitted his team’s inability to score while praising Spurs performance.
"It could be better, we played similar to how have all season. We did not defend good for the first goal. They then defended so deep, they defended with six and it was not easy," Guardiola told BBC Match of the Day.
"We had our chances, but we couldn’t score and they made two or three chances on the counterattack and we lost the game.
“We knew before the game that you cannot give them the first goal. We had more chances than them but we lost. Mourinho’s teams are like this, you make a mistake and they punish you on the counterattack.
"It is not easy, Harry Kane and Ndombele are on halfway, the space is so difficult, our possession play was good, but football is the boxes and that is where we were not good."
Thank to their win against City, Spurs moved on top of the Premier League.
City will take on Olympiacos in the Champions league as they are first in their group with nine points from three games.
Spurs will face Ludogorets at home in the Europa League on Thursday.