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Guardiola wants Man City to be more ‘clinical’ despite Gladbach victory

Goals from Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo gave City a powerful benefit from the primary leg, however the successful margin may have been even wider

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola known as on his fees to brush up on their ending after recording a dominant 2-0 win over Borussia Monchengladbach on Wednesday. 

The Premier League leaders had been in management all through within the Champions League last-16 conflict, scoring in every half via Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva to take a transparent benefit within the tie. 

Guardiola, nevertheless, believes that the scoreline may have been even more comfy with more precision in entrance of aim. 

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What did Pep say? 

“In general we played really well. We were not clinical enough up front with the actions – the one agaisnt ones with the keeper with the defender that we have to be more clinical in this competition, you have to be better,” he instructed reporters after the ultimate whistle.

“But normally, no complaints. I understand how bodily and the way nicely organised they’re. They play with a diamond, they put a variety of gamers contained in the contract with Stingl with Neuhaus and after Hoffman a participant runs in behind her to defend a much bigger area.

“It was a was an excellent sport. Kyle walker was distinctive in the present day the sport he performed and it was an excellent sport – step one and, many weeks unitl the second leg and now simply considering restoration for the sport in opposition to West Ham in three days.

“In this competitors we do not have a lot margin. the actions, they are going to have one in opposition to one or three once more two in our place you’ve to at the very least end the motion, make Sommer the keeper make a save and we did not do it.

“We created a variety of possibilities arriving there within the ultimate third. The course of was good we dedicated central defenders arrive to the wingers in that place and we’ve to end higher.

“And in this competition, you have to improve. But it was just today today it happen, another day it will be another player. They have to know that in this competition – because in Premier League always we can drop points but you have a margin, in this competition you don’t have a chance.”

What’s subsequent for City? 

Following their Champions League exploits, City’s focus turns again to home issues as they appear to defend their 10-point lead on the summit of the Premier League. 

Pep’s males go to West Ham on Saturday, whereas their closest challengers Manchester United and Leicester City are in motion the next day in opposition to Chelsea and Arsenal respectively. 

The second leg of the Champions League last-16 tie, in the meantime, is not going to happen till March 16, when City and Gladbach meet on the Etihad Stadium.

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