Pep Guardiola supplies trustworthy evaluation of Man Metropolis defeat to Brentford

Pep Guardiola provides honest assessment of Man City defeat to Brentford

Manchester Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola admitted ‘the higher crew gained’ as his facet fell to a late 2-1 defeat to Brentford of their ultimate Premier League sport earlier than the World Cup break.

Ivan Toney put the Bees forward in Saturday’s early providing earlier than Phil Foden pulled Metropolis again degree on the cusp of half-time. However regardless of their spells of possession and protests for penalties, Brentford burst ahead in damage time for Toney to win it on the dying.

Metropolis, for all their possession, failed to really carve out any clear reduce probabilities and stretch Brentford’s defence which remained resilient.

Guardiola gave his verdict to BT Sport post-match, explaining his crew struggled to deal with the guests: “The very best crew gained, we struggled from the start and we could not take care of their lengthy balls. Often, you press the balls to win it however this was totally different.”

He added: “They defended so deep and so effectively. We did not have the dynamic right this moment as a result of we have been dictated by lengthy balls that we have been dropping. The sport was so troublesome, it was so tight. They did rather well within the plan they’d and have been higher.”

Guardiola refused to be significantly down by the defeat, although, insisting his facet have finished ‘exceptionally’ in each the Premier League and the Champions League thus far this season.

However dropping towards Brentford means they are going to head into the World Cup break second within the Premier League desk, with Arsenal now in a position to open up a five-point hole on the high that can stay till after Christmas ought to they safe a victory towards Wolves on Saturday night.

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