Guardiola “I was too attached to Alaba, Rudiger and Halan”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola praised the defensive power of the away game against Real Madrid.
Man City drew 1-1 in the 2022-2023 European Champions League (UCL) semifinal first leg away game against Real Madrid held at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain on the afternoon of the 9th (local time). In the 36th minute of the first half, Vinicius allowed the opening goal. However, in the 22nd minute of the second half, Kevin De Bruyne equalized.
Guardiola praised the defense after the game, saying “We played well in the box. The defensive effort was great.” He said, “The current game is a short-term game like a playoff,” and expected, “I can defend better in some areas.” “Maybe we could attack a little differently,” he explained, explaining Haalan’s goalless score by saying, “Alaba and Rudiger were very close to Haalan. That’s why there was little space.” “We’re going to make some adjustments next week,” Guardiola said.
“For the first 25 to 30 minutes, we dominated the game,메이저놀이터” said midfielder Rodri. Still, he recalled, “The opponent scored a goal in the first chance. But we continued the game and it was difficult. It was a game that required concentration.”