Pep Guardiola says Leicester’s gameplan led Manchester Metropolis gamers to consider they weren’t enjoying nicely within the first half, resulting in them being picked off on the counter-attack.
Riyad Mahrez gave the Blues the right begin of their third sport of the week and season as he rocketed in a free ball within the field to place them forward within the fourth minute of the sport.
Nevertheless, regardless of dominating possession within the first half the hosts had been unable so as to add to their rating. After threatening a couple of instances on the counter-attack, Leicester earned a penalty earlier than the break when Jamie Vardy obtained on the incorrect facet of Kyle Walker within the penalty space and picked himself as much as degree the scores.
Guardiola made an attacking substitution early within the second half by bringing on ahead Liam Delap for Fernandinho to offer his staff extra presence within the field, however the dwelling staff had been then ripped aside as Leicester rating 4 extra targets together with one other two penalties.
Metropolis’s supervisor reckons his gamers misplaced confidence within the first half because the guests squeezed the house on the pitch, after which had been left so rocked by Leicester’s counter-punching that they had been unable to reply within the sport.
“We performed actually good within the first 30 minutes,” stated Guardiola. “We scored early on and I believe they defended so deep, so it was not straightforward.
“On this scenario it occurred many instances so we now have to regulate the counter-attack and I believe at this time the issue was that we put further stress on ourselves to attain the second or third one once they simply didn’t wish to play, they simply needed to defend and play on the counter assault.
“In that place we now have to be extra calm. We had been anxious to assault and say we aren’t creating possibilities, we obtained nervous and after we gave three penalties away. And while you do that you simply can not [win the game].
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“After 1-1 and 2-1 we weren’t sturdy sufficient to be secure, to be affected person and settled. With their two [ranks of] fives they settled again there and it’s so tough to create possibilities, it’s so tough.
“It has occurred prior to now in our 4 years collectively that we had been calm and affected person, to maneuver them, to run, and within the second to discover a answer. As a result of in these video games we didn’t win three or 4 or 5, we gained 1-Zero or 0-1 or 1-2 – quick margins.
“At present the consequence was extra the actual fact we gave them three penalties and after that it’s harder to win, and the fourth from Maddison was distinctive. However particularly once we began to suppose we’re enjoying badly when we aren’t enjoying badly.