Guardiola expresses his low moment as Man city boss


Pep Guardiola has admitted that last season's 4-2 league defeat at Leicester was the lowest moment of his Manchester City managerial career.

Premier League leaders City would return to the King Power Stadium today where in December last year they were 3-0 down within 20 minutes, eventually losing 4-2 with Jamie Vardy scoring a hat-trick.

Following the defeat Guardiola was criticised for saying he “doesn’t train tackles”.

The Man city boss was sked about that result, and he said: “It was one of the lowest, yes. It’s not easy after five minutes we’re 2-0 down and Leicester are such a complicated team in the way that they play.

“Every mistake you make they punish you because they attack so well in just three or four seconds. That makes it very complicated for us where we defend so high and there is a lot of space in our defence.”

City would go to Leicester unbeaten, sitting eight points clear ahead of Manchester United and Tottenham, having won their last 15 games in all competitions.

But Guardiola, who was awarded Manager of the Month for October, believes the fixture might be a dangerous one.

“We’ll have to play intelligently as it’s one of the toughest games we have, especially after the international break,” said Guardiola.

“It’s so important that we settle and to start in the right way.”

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