Pep Guardiola couldn’t be happier after the Manchester derby, with City losing 4-1 to United on Matchday 28 of the Premier League.
“It was good, especially in the second half. We were at one of the highest levels we’ve played in several years. In the first half, we had more chances in counter-attack than in possession. After the break we showed more personality to play in the line and everyone’s movement was great. All the decisions we made were good and that’s why we won”, underlined the coach of the citizens.
In the afternoon of the Etihad, De Bruyne again signed a fantastic performance. “She struggled with the pain at the start of the season but she’s back to her best, so strong! I’m very happy because he also scores goals. I told him about his only focus on passing decisive: he must score goals, win matches,” he added.
Ultimately, Guardiola was faced with the threat of Liverpool in the title race. “The biggest success for a manager is to have won the Premier League three times in the last four years and to be ahead of a team that runs the way we run and wants to aim for another championship. That’s the biggest compliment. If in the end we can’t win it’s because we have the strongest opponent I’ve faced as a coach. Liverpool are excellent and to fight with them means that after a great success , this is the greatest achievement of my career.