Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola singles out two Chelsea players, Jorginho and N’Golo Kante for praises after his City side defeated the blues 4-3 in penalty shoots to win the Carabao Cup.
City dragged Sarri’s men into a full 90 minutes draw then extra time before heading to penalties which saw off blues at Wembley Stadium.
Expressing his views on the game, Guardiola referred to Jorginho and Kante’s performances against the Premier League champions as ”incredible”.
“It was a tight game, we knew it would be as a final. One of the toughest teams I have ever faced in my time,” Guardiola was quoted by Metro UK as saying at post-match.
”How Jorginho and Kante pressed was incredible. It is not easy to fight them.
”I was impressed with the way Chelsea defended, they were well organised and one of the toughest teams I’ve faced in my career.
”We knew they have pride and they would react [from the 6-0 defeat]. This game was more similar to the game at Stamford Bridge, which we lost. It was tough.”
”I thought we played well for 70 minutes but then we suffered because we were tired.
”We had a few injuries as well which will demand a lot of us and now we could suffer [in other competitions], but the title will help our mood going forward. I’m tired but I’m happy.” he added