Manchester City have won several games this season by big scores, turning matches into… parties. The one at Huddersfield was nothing like that, and Pep Guardiola… couldn’t be happier.
Definitely, definitely, more than winning 4-0, the same words I said in locker room after the game
the Catalan replied when asked if winning the game 2-1, thanks to a comeback in the second half, pleased him more than an ‘easy’ win by four, five, or six goals.
We need to win in this kind of games in that way. That, maybe that will convince more, that we are able to do that wherever. You have to suffer, you have to live that, in the last period last month, we did not feel that, and that is why it’s so important. To live that situation and be able to win the game. Because, again, we made an outstanding performance in all senses
the Man City manager said, having seen his team lose 1-0 at halftime, but still win 2-1, something (win a game they were losing at halftime) City hadn’t done since 1995!
Guardiola was asked about Raheem Sterling as well, scorer of yet another late winning goal, and he was obviously full of praise, saying
He is winning games, now he’s a winning player. Before, he made good actions, but now he is able to win games. We are in November, he has already broken his record, so that is top. But not just in terms of goals, and how he is now strong, keeping the ball, before he would lose a lot of balls, now he is keeping the situation much much better, one against one, provoke fouls. I am impressed but still he’s 22, still he can improve a lot of things. If he wants to learn, we will be there to help him.