Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola still has a sense of humor despite his team’s defeat. By stating that he is now in love with Marco Verratti.
City were beaten 2-0 by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League Group A on Tuesday. Causing the English representatives to lose their first match, but still have 3 points because they won the match against Leipzig.
After the game, the media asked Guardiola about a duel with former compatriot Lionel Messi, who the Spaniard said was trying to reduce the weapons and the danger of the opposing striker. He also commented on Verratti’s work.
Pep Guardiola still has a sense of humor despite his team’s defeat
“We know it’s impossible to keep Leo (Messi) in control, he doesn’t have that much ball. But he’s an unstoppable player,” Guardiola said.
“We are trying to reduce his influence. We played our game but they defended very well and Verratti did a great job. He’s a wonderful player, I love him (laughs).
“MNM (Messi, Neymar and Mbappe) is a great player, like Messi, Suarez and Neymar at Barcelona, you cannot control the individual abilities of them. this all All you have to do is play through the game. damage reduction And create opportunities and we can do it.”
For Verratti returned to the field after recovering from a knee injury. By the past match, it started before being substituted out in the 78th minute.