Pep Guardiola, coach of the Manchester City team, confirmed that the players performed excellently in the victory over Manchester United, by four goals to one, in the derby that was held between them this evening, Sunday, at the “Etihad” stadium, at the top of the competitions of the twenty-eighth round of the Premier League. England in the current season 2021-2022.
In his comments after the match, Guardiola said: “We struggled in the building process from the back to reach their half of the field. In the first half they had some counter-attacks. They did a really good job, but from the first minute of the second half we felt that we were in control. on the match.”
Guardiola added: “It was an excellent performance from the first minute. We played very well and we had to be patient in the first step.”
He continued, “If the second half is not the best we have, I don’t know what we have to do. I am a very demanding coach but I know my limits and I know the limits of the players.”
He continued: “The coach’s biggest success is winning three Premier Leagues in the last 4 years,” adding: “Competing with Liverpool and achieving success in their presence is the biggest achievement in my career. Liverpool are the most difficult opponent I have faced in my 12-13 years as a coach.”
Guardiola concluded: “I am very happy that De Bruyne is back to score goals. I always tell him that he is only focused on the industry, that’s okay, but he has to score.”
With this result, Manchester City leads the English Premier League table with 69 points, 6 points behind second-placed Liverpool, with a game less for the Reds.
While Manchester United is fifth in the Premier League standings with 47 points, one point behind Arsenal, who broke into the golden square by beating Watford in the same round.