Manchester City is becoming the new undefeatable team in the Premier League after conceding first as the Pep Guardiola side has been awesome on their recent outing at the Etihad Stadium against the Spurs.
Notre victoire 4-2 face aux Spurs en images 🤩👇pic.twitter.com/GnkmmfBMhQ
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A home game against Spurs is always a big occasion for the Citizens, especially due to the record Antonio Conte and his team has against them in recent years.
Manchester City was decrepit during the first half of the game as the hosts struggled for the first 45 minutes and hit back with two quick-fire goals from Dejan Kulusevski and Emerson Royal just before the break.
HALF-TIME Man City 0-2 Spurs
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A woeful performance trailing by two goals on their home turf left the Man City players deplorable while the crowds didn’t help them either as they booed their own players and left Pep Guardiola shocked.
“I want a reaction from the whole organization – not just the players. I’m here and I just listen to Spurs fans. There is a tendency with human beings when you’ve won a lot. We have to give it to them.”- Guardiola said after the match.
The ex-Bayern Munchen manager felt exactly what his players went through during the period and after 15 minutes of Pep talk changed the whole scenario in really quick succession as the scoreline turned from 0-2 to 3-2 in no time, thanks to the Algerian magician Riyad Mahrez and Norwegian Vikings Erling Haaland.
Riyad Mahrez vs Spurs (H)
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“Our fans have to push us, demand more, have to shout, have to say, ‘Come on, guys! I know how good you are, show us again! ‘Oooh well, we’re calm, score a goal.’ NO! You cannot go 0-2 down to react, today we were lucky. 9/10 times you won’t come back.”- the Spaniard further added.
Clearly, Pep Guardiola felt, there was a whole lot more to offer from the crowds to the squad after the relentless great performances that earned them trophies after trophies and he is disgusted with the reception he and his boys received.
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“I want my fans back, real fans, who support us. The stadium is comfortable, everyone is comfortable, it’s fine, we won, we are nice, in October/November we should win the #PL and everything.”- Guardiola was left angry by the fans.
Home support is the root term of success in the Premier League as often proved by the small teams after pulling off stunners against the big guns. Pep Guardiola and Man City will be demanding the same and expecting a far better involvement than what they witnessed in recent days from their fans.