Guardiola reveals key tactical change that saw Man City outwit Zidane

Guardiola reveals key tactical change that saw Man City outwit Zidane

Guardiola reveals key tactical change that noticed Man Metropolis outwit Zidane

Date printed: Friday seventh August 2020 10:48

Pep Guardiola insists that Manchester Metropolis’s goal is to win the Champions League after they beat Actual Madrid to achieve the quarter-finals.

Metropolis held a 2-1 lead from the primary leg 5 months in the past, and gained by the identical scoreline once more to verify their place within the final eight.

Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus scored both facet of a aim from Karim Benzema to present Metropolis a 4-2 combination win. They may face Lyon within the subsequent spherical.

After the sport, Guardiola revealed how a change in Metropolis’s strategy to urgent helped them get the job performed.

“We created a number of possibilities and scored two targets with errors from them,” Guardiola advised BT Sport. “We tried to persuade them to go, go and assault however it isn’t simple towards this staff.

“We attempt to do it [pressing], typically it really works and typically it doesn’t. Usually we did a superb job.

“We couldn’t count on after 30 minutes [to] be 4-Zero up. The second half didn’t have a lot however we created rather a lot. The gamers made an unbelievable effort – all of them.

“The primary half we performed with our wingers extra inside, not wider. I feel that was a mistake from my facet. We corrected within the second half and have been higher.

“It is crucial, we beat them twice. Zinedine Zidane by no means misplaced knockout video games. You see the calm and persona they play with, they’re good.”


Consideration will now flip to their one-off quarter-final with Lyon. They may play the French staff – who beat Juventus – subsequent Saturday.

And Guardiola revealed his scouts have advised him they should be “alert” towards their subsequent opponents.

“We’re right here to try to win the Champions League. It’s one step, if we predict that’s sufficient we are going to present how small we’re. If you wish to win it’s important to beat the massive golf equipment.

“I simply spoke with the scouting division (about Lyon) and so they advised me to be alert. We’ve got eight days to arrange for it. We’ll take pleasure in it after which after we are going to take into consideration Lyon.”

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