Pep Guardiola attends great rival Jose Mourinho after Man City was defeated by Tottenham in the 9th round of the Premier League.
The goals of Son Heung Min and Lo Celso helped Tottenham beat Man City 2-0 in the center match of the 9th round of the Premier League. This victory marked the tactical mark of coach Jose Mourinho. Man City held the ball 66%, launched 23 shots, but only 5 hit the target. Meanwhile, Tottenham only launched 4 shots, 2 hit the target and all turned into goals.
According to statistics, this was Guardiola’s seventh defeat against rival Mourinho in 24 encounters (winning 11, drawing 6). Speaking after the game, the Spanish strategist could not hide his disappointment about the defeat because he said that Man City could do better if he did not make many mistakes.
“Man City can get better results. We entered the game as we have done for many seasons, only unfortunately the defense did not play well at the first goal. Then, Tottenham stepped back, arranged 6 bridges. On the other hand, we have many opportunities, but we cannot score, and they create 2-3 opportunities through counter-attacks, “said Pep.
Besides, Pep also praised his colleague Mourinho: “We understand that we cannot let Tottenham lead first. The Mourinho-led teams are always like that, they are ready to punish your mistakes. Man City has missed many opportunities and must accept defeat”.
With the win against Man City, Tottenham temporarily rose to the top of the rankings with 20 points. Although satisfied with the top position, Mourinho admitted “Rooster” is only interested in each match, instead of the position on the rankings of the team and opponent.
“I have always liked first place over 2nd, 3rd or 4th but I am not obsessed with it. It does not matter if Leicester beat Liverpool and take first. I just want to win through each. match and do not care about the rankings on the rankings or the performance of the opponent”, said the Portuguese strategist.