Manchester City could have had a much easier night at West Bromwich, they definitely had the chances to finish the game off in the first half, but even with a little bit of… adventure, they won 2-1 and qualified for the next round of the EFL Cup.
No doubt who their main star was, Leroy Sane, scorer of both goals, and almost constant threat to the hosts every time he touched the ball.
Every player wants to play in the first 11. I think everyone is very motivated to show the coach that we want to play
the Germany international told City’s official website, having found the back of the net twice, once in each half, before and after Claudio Yacob’s equalizer.
We could have scored more goals in the first half as we had enough chances to make the game a bit quieter. In the second half we didn’t have as good a contact with the ball and after this they played a lot of long balls and we are lucky they didn’t score near the end
the 21-year-old admitted.
As for Pep Guardiola, he was mostly happy about getting good news regarding Ilkay Gundogan, who got injured and had to be substituted.
You cannot imagine what it is like to be out for eight months, fighting every day alone with the physio and come back and to be injured, in that moment it’s so tough to accept that. It’s football and fortunately it’s not serious. I spoke with him. It’s okay
the Catalan manager informed reporters.