Man City deserve credit, insists Guardiola

Date published: Wednesday 27th September 2017 8:21

Pep Guardiola was full of praise for just about everyone following Manchester City’s 2-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk.

City took some time to break down the Ukrainian side but second half goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling saw them through.

“A lot of credit to what we have done. The way Shakhtar play, they demand a lot of us but our high pressing was brilliant. We had problems in the first half, we did not make enough passes in a row but the second half was much, much, much better. We are so, so happy for the win.

“They were very narrow and there was little space in between but then our full-backs were able to dictate and created a lot of chances for another four or five goals.

“Even at 1-0, we were stable. We did not score goals but it was a demanding game. The next game against Napoli will be even tougher.

“Fabian Delph was man of the match. When a guy who is so kind and can help the team, he is intelligent, is physical and never loses the ball. He controlled Marlos and did it very well.”

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