Pep Guardiola thanked Ferran Torres for filling in as a striker in opposition to Marseille regardless of it not being his pure place.
Raheem Sterling was anticipated to take up the central spot with Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero injured. Nonetheless, the supervisor had burdened after the West Ham draw that the No.9 function was not excellent for Sterling both and in Marseille he opted for the 20-year-old Spaniard to steer the road.
Torres had scored from the bench in final week’s win over Porto after exchanging passes with Phil Foden however was an unused substitute on the London Stadium. After seeing him internet the opening aim within the 3-Zero Champions League win, Guardiola remains to be not satisfied that it’s the greatest place to make use of Torres in however counseled him for his effort.
“Ferran has settled rather well. He’s not a striker, I might congratulate him and say thanks for making the hassle to play on this place. He scored a aim,” he mentioned.
“It’s not simple as a striker enjoying a 4-5-1 as a result of there are many gamers there and no area round so actually it’s not simple. However we don’t have many choices. Till Gabriel and Sergio come again we don’t have many so we have now another enjoying Ferran on this place.”
With Torres within the center, left-footed Phil Foden performed on the left and right-footed Sterling on the correct to imply that Metropolis had extra width than they often do.
That additionally appeared to assist the assault in opposition to Marseille, though Guardiola was eager to not counsel that this is able to be a key takeaway from their success in opposition to a deep-lying defence with 5 on the again.
“It is good to say however for the third aim Riyad performed left foot on the correct and his motion inside created area for Kevin, so everybody can play anyplace,” he mentioned.
“In fact in your foot you go extra to assault on the byline and possibly in some moments you make the area greater and wider however you possibly can play each so it isn’t an issue. At the moment we resolve for a lot of causes however I give an instance of Riyad on the correct giving a great help. Each can do it.”