Pep Guardiola’s side were in fantastic form once again at the Puskas Arena in Budapest as City added a 19th consecutive win and created English top-flight history by succeeding in winning a 12th straight away victory.
Add a clean sheet and it was a very good night for Manchester City.
We move. On to the reaction-
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“We had incredible focus for 90 minutes but we were not good enough today in the opposition’s box,” said Pep.
“We played really well, but we have to be more clinical in this competition. You have to be better, but in general no complaints because we know how good they are and how physical they are.
“In this competition, we don’t have much margin for error - if you have a 1 on 1 or a 3 v 2 situation, you have to at least finish the action or make the keeper make a save and we didn’t do it,
“In that position we have to finish better. They have to know that - in the Premier League we can drop points but in this competition, you have to be clinical.
“If there is something I want us to improve it is that.
“He is a player with huge quality and his physicality is overwhelming - he would be ready to play tomorrow and his two assists were brilliant.
“He has to have the quality to put that ball and he did it perfectly.”
“The goal was fantastic, the way he finished it. He has this special quality.”
“In general it was a good game. It was the first step and there are many weeks until the second leg. We are thinking now about recovery before West Ham.”
“That’s the reason why we are winning 19 games in a row, just one shot on target is because we make an incredible effort up front.
“The same process when they create chances, Football is not attack and defence it’s all together.
“Without good players we can’t do it. The players are fantastic.
“I have a fantastic relationship with them - we will enjoy the night with some good food and then think about West Ham – that’s all we are thinking about now,”
Important start but we keep sharp for the next half! ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/3Rc0qNQ2qA— Rúben Dias (@rubendias) February 24, 2021