Pep Guardiola hopes Manchester City’s problems will be resolved by the time of the Champions League final. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has called his side’s loss to Brighton a wake-up call for the Premier League champions ahead of their Champions League final.
Pep Guardiola was unfazed by Manchester City's 3-2 defeat at Brighton and insists his side's preparation for the Champions League final will be lifting the Premier League trophy in front of their fans on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/cWumWasqh0
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Pep said after the loss: I think it is difficult to play against Brighton with a full team, let alone play with 10 people. So this loss showed us that we have to strengthen ourselves for the final. Unfortunately, we scored a goal very soon after we scored the second goal, and then Brighton put a lot of pressure. We were tired and could not keep the ball as much as we wanted. We could not do that and unfortunately, we lost the game. Congratulations to Brighton.
On Sunday, we will lift the trophy in front of our fans and then go to play in the Champions League final. I am worried because this is the final of the Champions League and the opponent is very tough. We are lucky to have won the league and we did it ourselves. Nobody gave us absolutely anything, nothing. That is why I am proud of my team. They became very hard league champions. Now we have to prepare in the best possible way for the Champions League final.
Guardiola: We have to be better than this for the final
Last night, Pep Guardiola’s team lost two goals against Brighton and finally lost with three goals against Brighton. After a surprise loss to Brighton ahead of the Champions League final, City boss Pep Guardiola confirmed that it was a wake-up call for the Citizens and shows how difficult it is to win the Premier League.
Manchester City, who have already won the Premier League, will face Chelsea in the Champions League final on June 28th. The Citizens were able to take a 2-0 lead over Brighton last night despite the dismissal of Joao Concepcion in the 10th minute of the game. But in the end, they conceded the result to the host by receiving three goals.
Guardiola’s complaints from some of his students
Pep Guardiola says some Manchester City players do not understand the club at all. Manchester City’s Spanish coach Pep Guardiola has said that some players intend to leave the club and that it is difficult to keep players unhappy.
Some players, such as Rahim Sterling and Emerick Laport, have been prominent Manchester City players in recent seasons, but have struggled this season. Sterling lost his place in the Manchester City squad in the second half of the season and Laporte has a hard time getting back to the starting lineup.
Pep Guardiola said about the possible departure of some of his stars: There are players who understand and accept the situation of the team, but some players do not. When they do not accept these conditions and the game does not reach them, you can keep them on the team for one season, then you have to think differently. “These players cannot serve us in the long run.”