Guardiola reckons result was harsh
Speaking to the press on Saturday night, Josep Guardiola reckons that his team deserved more from the game at the Sanchez Pizuan and “paid a rather high price”, given how they performed overall.
Although Seville turned the game round in the second half, Guardiola expressed himself: “very
satisfied” with his team,”we tried and showed that we wanted the win. In general, my
older players and the youngsters all played a good game. We paid a rather high price considering
how the game panned out”.
Control lost in second half
Guardiola did accept, however, that his team failed to control the game over the full 90
minutes: “after the break we didn’t have the control we showed in the first 45 minutes
and I think that tiredness may have played a part. We weren’t able to bring the ball out well
from the back and when Seville go down the line they are very strong. They are a forceful team who
showed that they can do things well”.
90 minutes to go
There’s still 90 minutes to go in the fixture though and
Guardiola insisted: “it’s not a good result, but at least we scored and that is always
positive. We will have to play well next week to beat them”.
Quizzed as to the chances of his Spanish internationals being fit for next week, Guardiola
was cautious: “we’ll have to see how they train this week and then have a look at them.
Some of them might come in, but not all of them I don’t think. We’ll see what