Pep Guardiola bared all his tooth throughout his Manchester Metropolis facet’s 6-3 Champions League group-stage win over RB Leipzig on Wednesday night time.
Mid-match, the Catalan coach raged at Riyad Mahrez and Jack Grealish for not doing their defensive duties towards the German outfit.
“Fights occur,” Guardiola stated afterwards.
And it left his gamers in little question that profitable just isn’t sufficient, particularly underneath a perfectionist coach just like the Santpedor native.
“I advised them at half-time what defensive work I needed from them, however they did not do it,” Guardiola added.
“I do know it isn’t simple on events, however stealing the ball in a harmful space means you may get into the penalty space with only one or two passes.”
Grealish gave his view on the contretemps.
“It was nearly defensive work, I am not going to say something extra about it,” the ex-Aston Villa man declared.
“Pep simply all the time desires extra from you in defence and assault, and naturally I will take heed to him.”
Mahrez – who was not interviewed – had his argument along with his boss when the Residents had been two objectives up.
Regardless of the heated debates, Metropolis and Guardiola might be completely satisfied to have gotten their European marketing campaign off to a profitable begin, as they chase the trophy they covet essentially the most.
“9 objectives just isn’t regular,” Guardiola stated.
“They by no means gave up, they’ve a really explicit manner of attacking, of enjoying.
“We weren’t used to it and it was tough to try to cease them.”
Up subsequent for Metropolis within the Champions League is a visit to Paris Saint-Germain, who might be seeking to bounce again from their disappointing draw with Membership Brugge.