“We dignify the people who pay to come to watch us and see how honest we are to play for the people”
By PA Media
Final Up to date: 18/08/19 11:29pm
Pep Guardiola believes the performances of his Manchester Metropolis facet “dignify” soccer.
The Premier League champions had been held to a 2-2 draw by Tottenham on Saturday, however Guardiola was not involved in regards to the dropped factors as a result of their show was so good.
Metropolis racked up 30 photographs in comparison with their guests’ three on the Etihad Stadium, persevering with the dominance that has seen them win 5 main home trophies and accumulate 198 factors previously two seasons.
Guardiola mentioned: “I’m not going to consider what number of factors we must be champions, or if Liverpool’s going to win, or if we’ll win, after we’re within the second fixture of the season.
I suppose we dignify this sport.
“All the time I’m a spectator too and I’m greater than delighted. What we’re in search of, from the primary day I got here right here, is to attempt to play in the way in which we performed (on Saturday).
“I suppose we dignify this sport. We dignify the individuals who pay to return to observe us and see how trustworthy we’re to play for the folks. And, greater than something, I would really like – when I end my interval right here – to depart that.
“Within the first season, however particularly the final two seasons, we had been an unbelievable group. An unbelievable group.”
Metropolis struck towards Spurs by way of Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero however had been pegged again on uncommon Spurs assaults by way of Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura.
Metropolis continued to pepper the Spurs purpose and Gabriel Jesus was controversially denied a late winner by VAR after replays confirmed the ball hit Aymeric Laporte’s arm.
Guardiola mentioned: “I know towards which group we performed – Tottenham – a group with a powerful stadium, with a high supervisor and unbelievable gamers. What we did I do not know if many groups can do towards them.
“It is irritating to lose two factors in that manner however soccer is like this.
It is the one sport you may have 30 photographs to the opposite group’s (three) and draw, and even lose.
“In different sports activities whenever you do what we have accomplished – in basketball, tennis, golf – you win. That is why soccer is fascinating.
“We’re sad because we wanted to win and didn’t, but tomorrow we will stand up and prepare better.”
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Guardiola has no considerations about his facet’s ending, regardless of lacking so many probabilities.
“To have 30 or so shots we’d like to score five or six,” he mentioned. “But it is what it is. Of course we have to improve but I don’t have any doubts. With this amount of chances we create we can score a lot of goals.”
Defender John Stones missed Saturday’s recreation with a thigh pressure. Guardiola expects he might be out for per week to 10 days.
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