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Manchester City Win at Home: Reaction & Tweets

A much needed win.

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Manchester City sit close to the op of the league and are now closer than ever to seeing the top. As we move on to the reaction, Pep had a lot to say as the win closes a monumental year.

Pep Guardiola Reaction

“(We were) uncomfortable the last three times we were here,” he said.

“The first part was silent. The body language of players didn’t communicate, talk, laugh, or shout.

“It was a little bit, ‘okay we have to play’.

“In football, you have to have something inside. At half-time for the first time I didn’t talk one word about tactics - I took a chair and said ‘guys when you go out with a smile on your face and enjoy, we are going to win’.

“In the second half, the first 15 to 20 minutes was the best minutes we had, and that helped us win the game.”

“We only thought about the next game. We felt in title races against Liverpool that if we lose a game we are not going to win the Premier League and that’s why they pushed us to the highest level.

“I felt at the beginning of the season, qualify for Champions League (knockout stage), win the three trophies (Community Shield, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup) - we won just two - and in the Premier League, just be there.

“I had the feeling we could have more points for the way we performed. We performed really well against Liverpool and Palace and we could be there. It is what it is.

“The position we are in is more than fine. We are going to lose games, they are going to lose games.

“We’re trying to lose as few as possible.”

And of the magnificent 2023 where City claimed five major trophies, Pep smiled and added: “Really cool, really nice. In terms of titles, it was really good.

“In terms of health and family, I don’t know. If you ask City, they would say it’s a decent season.

“We saw the five trophies today. It was really nice. We are so satisfied, so proud.

“Now they are there in the trophy cabinet. Huddersfield next.”

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