Manchester City lost for the first time this season and it was a painful defeat, at White Hart Lane against a very dominant Tottenham Hotspur side. Pep Guardiola and his men couldn't produce anything remotely similar to their level in the first six Premier League games, and the perfect league start was killed in emphatic fashion.
City players are usually very active on social media after games, but with such a painful loss like this one, only reserve keeper Willy Caballero took to Twitter:
First defeat of the season against Spurs away. We worked till the end but we couldn't. Primera… https://t.co/3WS9cQwaKS— Willy Caballero (@willy_caballero) October 2, 2016
Manager Pep Guardiola did speak at length after the game, though, and while he was obviously disappointed with the result, Pep chose to look at the positive things he can learn from this defeat:
“It’s part of our job. We changed many, many things in the beginning and it’s all part of the process, 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 analyse 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."
I don't like Sad Pep. Please be Happy Pep again, Pep.