Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola chose not to get brought away following the 2-0 triumph over Brighton however mored than happy to see his side break down persistent challengers.
Sergio Aguero’s surface and Lewis Dunk’s own objective protected the 3 points for Guardiola’s guys versus the Premier League newbies.
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” We’re here to win video games and we won the very first one – however it’s simply the very first one,” he stated.
” Versus newly-promoted groups it’s constantly made complex – they safeguard so deep, with 10 gamers – however we were able in the end to win the video game.
” We need to discover how to assault much better if groups play because method, the huge groups need to manage those scenarios. I more than happy with exactly what I have actually seen today.
” With the outcomes this weekend, I more than happy to win away.”
Aguero’s collaboration with Gabriel Jesus looked threatening throughout, with Jesus having actually an objective prohibited for handball and Aguero losing a clear possibility prior to his ultimate advancement.
” They had opportunities, both of them, however naturally we require objectives,” stated Guardiola.
” These 2 people have objectives in their blood, they live for that, however to score objectives we need to attempt to develop.”
City captain Vincent Kompany, who will be expecting an injury complimentary season, was likewise pleased with the determination his group showed.
” We needed to be client, in the very first half they were well organised, we might see they had a clear strategy,” he stated.
” However we have actually got quality in the group and ultimately it made the distinction.
” The season is going to be long, we had a five-minute spell under pressure however we put our bodies in and made crucial deals with.
” There are a great deal of positives to secure of this video game, structure on exactly what we carried out in pre-season.”
Brighton supervisor Chris Hughton was pleased with his side’s efforts to include City and stated: “For 70 minutes I believed we readied.
” There’s just one method a group like ourselves can bet them, which’s to keep it tight and annoy them. The one time we got extended, they capitalised on it.”
Asked how he will select his collaborate following the defeat, he included: “It’s fairly simple after a video game like today.
” It does not require a researcher to figure out that we’ll lose more video games this season than in the last number of years.
” We have actually won a great deal of video games – especially here in your home, it’s been a little bit of a fortress for us – however if you wish to play in the leading department, you’re up versus the leading groups. You have to put the beats and the bad efficiencies behind you and eagerly anticipate that next one.”