Pep Guardiola praised Manchester City for showing patience in the attack as they claimed a 3-1 victory over Everton to move 10 points clear at the top of the Premier League.
Manchester City’s record-breaking victory over Everton owed a great deal to the patience of their attacking play, according to Pep Guardiola.
In the second half, manager Guardiola thought the less-hurried approach to attack proved crucial against a Toffees side who have now struggled to win in five league matches at home.
“A real tough game, not perfect conditions, the wintertime, and they are so physical as a team,” Guardiola told Amazon Prime.
“But a solid performance. The guys ran like we had to do and it’s three points.”
“We had the quality upfront but it always comes through the passes. When we arrived in the final third, we wanted to attack too quickly, we needed to be patient. The second goal is an example of that.”
“Sometimes it’s fine, no problem, make an extra [pass], because at the end we have to try to get the players we play upfront in better conditions to make the action.”