Guardiola reacts to Man city’s 4-1 Burnley away win


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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, has reacted to his side’s 4-1 away win at Burnley.

City’s trip to Burnley in the Premier League fixture saw the defending champions closed in on eight points behind leaders Liverpool and the manager speaking to Amazon expressed delight his side performed well conceding less goals;

“We played good and didn’t concede much. The transitions and the space we found was good.

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“The goals scored were really good, incredible crosses and finishing.

“We need Gabriel Jesus, strikers are there to score goals and we need him. Strikers like him and Sergio Aguero live for goals.

“It’s not easy to replace Sergio but the team doesn’t have doubts about Jesus. The quality of the strikers make the difference.”

On goalscorer Rodri: “He was incredible. His transitions are so clever. He’s so young and his physicality is great. He wants to learn and he’’s ready and that’s why we can always count on him.”

It is difficult to control Burnley’s strength. We played with an incredible amount of passes and we needed that.

“Here is not easy. We conceded one chance in the first half but we played in a clever way and it is a good performance.

“It finished 1-4 but the same happened against Newcastle – they had two chances but they scored them. The performance was quite similar. We are in general in good rhythm last few games.”

On Gabriel Jesus: “We need him. I am so glad for him because he is an incredible fighter. That is what I want, for him to try to be aggressive in this position. The important thing is the mentality, there’s never doubt in the quality. He is so important and he make two exceptional, brilliant goals.”

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On the title race: “I don’t know. Like everyone say we are out, we have no chance…

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“We are thinking ourselves and the next game. To think how many ways to win to be close is a stupid way to think. Start of December, crazy game. Game by game.”



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