We were shamed by those who did not give us the courtesy of being the best club in the world; Pep Guardiola
Manchester City suffered a humiliating defeat in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup (League Cup) on Thursday. Southampton, who are in last place in the Premier League, knocked City out of the competition with two uncontested goals. The players Sikoo Mara and Musa Genpo scored Southampton’s winning goals.
Under Pep Guardiola, one of the best coaches in the world at the moment, the loss to Southampton was a huge blow for City, who have top class players like Haaland, Kevin de Bruyne, Julian Alvarez, Bernardo Silva, Gundogan , etc. in the depth of their squad and plenty of talent to make any big team tremble.
City lost against a weak team like Southampton after defeating big teams like Chelsea and Liverpool and knocking them out of the tournament.
But now the legendary coach Pep Guardiola has responded to the media after the defeat against Southampton.
“We weren’t ready to win this game. They ground us before that,’ said Pep.
And that Southampton can play effortlessly without thinking they are playing against one of the best teams in the world. “They embarrassed City,” added Pep. He also warned that if the game does not improve, City will face a major setback in the next Manchester derby at Old Trafford.
The EFL Cup is a tournament where 92 clubs from the first four divisions of the English Football Association compete against each other. The tournament is structured in such a way that the losing teams are eliminated. Currently, only Premier League clubs have progressed to the semi-finals of the tournament once the quarter-finals have been completed.
Meanwhile, City are second in the points table with 14 wins from 17 games in the Premier League with 39 points.
Southampton have only won three games out of 18 and managed to get 12 points. Southampton are likely to be relegated from the Premier League next season.
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