Manchester City started the new Champions League season with a bang, totally dominating Dutch champions Feyenoord on their way to a 4-0 opening win to top Group F after the first week of matches. The Blues were very happy after the game, and below we have the summary of reactions from the players on social media and Pep Guardiola in his post-match press conference.
Always good to kick it off with a win, and better yet on a fantastic team performance. C'mon, City! #UCL— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) September 13, 2017
PEP GUARDIOLA POST-MATCH PRESS CONFERENCE
“It’s so important to win the first game and though nothing is achieved yet, it’s a great start for us this evening.
“Last season we weren’t able to win any games away in the Champions League and we spoke about that among the squad.
“If we want to be able to move forward, you must be able to win games away in this competition – home matches as well, of course – but we made a very good performance.
“It helps to score in the first few minutes, but we continued to keep attacking and going forward while defending really well, too.
“John played well and while he scored two great goals, he did very well defensively, winning duels and doing what he had to do.
“That’s what John needs to do to keep progressing over the next few years.
“We’ve made a huge effort to move forwards and brought in five players during the summer – as have all the top clubs in Europe – PSG, Manchester United, Chelsea, Barcelona - and it’s important for us to see if we can go away from home with the same mentality we have at the Etihad.
“The same high press, attacking philosophy and not conceding on the counter-attack, so I’m very pleased tonight.”