Man City can get even better, warns Guardiola

Date published: Saturday 20th August 2016 3:39

Pep Guardiola was delighted with Manchester City’s display at Stoke and believes there is plenty more to come from his squad.

“I am really impressed with the players as human beings and with their performance,” he told reporters after the 4-1 rout at Stoke City.

“We have only had one month together – there is time to get better.”

Guardiola broke down the match at the bet365 Stadium and also revealed where he would like to see his side improve in future matches.

“It was a pity about the penalty in the first minutes of the second half,” he admitted.

“In the first half, we played good and just missed the last pass. We arrived many times in the box with one against one.

“We created a lot of counter attacks in the second half – good situations – but the last pass was not good.

“We have to try and finish the action.”

Guardiola admitted it was difficult to face Stoke and gave some tongue-in-cheek praise to the Potters fans.

“It is always tough to play here. With the corners it is difficult and the crowd is amazing – congrats to Stoke for the support. They push the players and the referee for absolutely everything.

“They always had long balls to create something. They have a lot of quality with the likes of Bojan and Arnautovic, and we were lucky Shaqiri was not there.”

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