Fri 13 January 2023 | 14:40

Guardiola is sure Southampton stun won't happen against Man United

City was dominated in their EFL Cup quarter-finals against Southampton as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at Saint Mary Stadium on Wednesday. Finding the exit a result of their consecutive success, Guardiola is sure his side won't slip in their upcoming derby against Man United.

The Citizens

who were defeated 2-0, failed to register a single shot on target which makes it the first time in 5 years that this has happened to

Pep Guardiola

’s men.


City fans cannot complain about what this team is able to do, has done and will do,"

Guardiola said in a press conference on Friday.

"We cannot talk on behalf of the City fans, because there are millions; I don't know what every single City fan thinks.

"Saying that, what happened didn't surprise me. We tried to avoid it. It happened, unfortunately.

"Hopefully it's not going to happen again, but it's happened because we've done four Premier Leagues in five years. Sometimes you have to reset.

"This competition, the [EFL] Cup, showed me exactly in terms of consistency that we were able to do it. This was our strength as a team, as a club in the previous seasons. After back-to-back two times, this could happen.

"It's normal it happens. We were not ready to go there and be ourselves. I'm not talking about winning the [EFL] Cup, I'm not talking about winning games, we must be ourselves, behaves how we have to in every single game.

"Unfortunately, I was a little bit concerned this season that it could happen. Unfortunately, it happened; I don't know if it's going to happen again.

Man City now have to focus on their big clash on Saturday which would be the

Manchester Derby

. With Arsenal playing in the North London Derby as well, this could be a significant week in the title race.


After what happened after Southampton, the last thing I'm worried about is titles, these kind of things,

" he said.

"It's to recover who you are game by game




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