Pep's complete changes to his squad were close to eliminating City from the FA Cup.
boss Pep Guardiola has emphasized that he has no regrets about the squad he sent against Cheltenham, even though his side were behind in the second half.
Guardiola made ten changes to his squad that beat Aston Villa in the Premier League on Wednesday, leaving only Phil Foden in the starting line for the FA Cup match. The game went dangerously for City, and Cheltenham took the lead in the final 30 minutes, but City could win 3-1 with three goals from Foden, Gabriel Jesus, and Fran Torres.
After the game, Pep claimed that he was not upset by the line-up he sent to the ground.
"I didn't have regrets even when we were 1-0 down,”
Guardiola told BBC Sport .
“We had clear chances from the first minute. When they take advantage it gets complicated but we got it to 1-1 and it was tight. We came here with humility and had the quality to make the difference.”
Pep added on Foden's performance:
"Phil Foden is in a great moment and with great confidence,”
“He is clinical in front of goal and he had a similar chance to the goal we scored at Stamford Bridge and he is playing really well.”