Guardiola: The Key Reserve Player to City's Victory

2021-01-27 20:05

Guardiola: Pemain Cadangan Kunci Kemenangan City

Manchester City painstakingly beat Cheltenham Town 3-1 in the FA Cup.

JAKARTA - Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said reserve players were the key to his team's success in defeating Chelsea Town with a score of 3-1 in the fourth round match of the FA Cup at Whaddon Road Stadium, Cheltenham, Sunday (24/1) early morning WIB.

City picked up the win hard. Because, they can only score a goal when the game has 10 minutes remaining normal time. Meanwhile, Cheltenham, the fourth caste team in the English league, broke into the Citizens' goal early in the second half.

Guardiola was forced to field three substitutes, namely Ruben Dias, Ilkay Guendogan and Joao Cancelo to break the deadlock. The plan worked, Phil Foden scored the equalizer before Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres each listed his name on the scoreboard as decisive winners.

"When you change players, it means you are looking for something. The quality of Guendogan and Joao (Cancelo) is very important," he said as reported by the Manchester Evening News , Sunday (24/1).

"Guendogan has an instinct to score goals, then Phil and Riyad (Mahrez) have quality passes and good dribbles."

Guardiola did not forget to give his appreciation to Cheltenham coach, Michael Duff, who had trouble a team like City. According to him, Cheltenham is a fantastic team with high quality players.

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