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Manchester City stopped by Tottenham

October 2, 2016 by  
Filed under Premier League

Premier League fixture 7: Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Manchester City

MCFC’s unbeaten run in the Premier League has stopped at White Hart Lane. A complete and serious performance from THFC was enough to destabilize a defense that have let in 5 goals in the past two games. With the win, Tottenham closes the gap to one point behind City as we move to the international break. The Spurs affirm their intention to be in the title mix this year.

THFC Coach Pochettino praises his team:

“I’m very pleased. The performance was perfect. I think it’s an unbelievable victory that we enjoyed a lot. The effort from the team was unbelievable and it was an incredible atmosphere at White Hart Lane again – the fans were fantastic.

It was a very exciting game. The whole team was fantastic. This is the way we want to play. It’s a good example to follow in this way and to be consistent in the future.”

MCFC Coach Guardiola summarizes the afternoon loss:

“We can’t always win all of the games so sometimes it can help us to improve.

I’m here to do our job and to get better we need to process and analyze what we are doing well and not well. It’s the end of September so you cannot imagine that our team is already done. They have done an amazing performance until now. Still, we are not perfect but the team are fighting until the end and that is the most important thing.

It was a tough game and Tottenham are a very good team who have been fighting for the title in the last few years. They played better, that’s all. We just have to congratulate them.

We had a lot of problems trying to create and we missed a lot of balls in positions where they are so, so dangerous. We didn’t have many chances to do a high press because they always played directly to Son. We knew that they would press high and we know we want to do it, it’s just they did it better.

The first goal was similar to Glasgow and it was difficult to recover. The last 20 minutes were much, much better but in the rest of it we had many problems to create our own game.”

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