Pep Guardiola comments on Man City’s shocking EFL Cup loss to Southampton.
Pep Guardiola reacts to Manchester City’s shock EFL Cup defeat to Southampton.
Pep Guardiola admitted that his Manchester City team had no reason to complain after being knocked out of the EFL Cup by Southampton.
The reigning Premier League champions, who have won six EFL Cup titles since 2014, suffered a 2-0 loss at St Mary’s.
Man City are currently 18 places above bottom-placed Southampton in the Premier League but were knocked out by Nathan Jones’ side, who progressed thanks to first-half goals from Sekou Mara and Moussa Djenepo.
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Manchester City had more than 70% of the possession, yet they didn’t manage to get a single shot on target.
Guardiola said: ‘The better team won. We didn’t play good, we didn’t play well in the beginning. There are many games you can start not good and overcome and we didn’t do it.
‘When you are not prepared to play this game you arrive one inch late and don’t score a goal. When you are prepared you score the goal.