Man City Gaffer, Pep Guardiola thinks his side were simply not good enough to beat Southampton in a controversial goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium.
Man City managed get only one attempt on target – from Phil Foden in the 90th minute – in a frustrating stalemate, their lowest tally in a Premier League match since March 2017.
Kyle Walker was shown a red card in the second half only for it to be overturned by VAR and the stunning defender remained on the field.
A late goal from Raheem Sterling was disallowed for offside as City slipped up, after Guardiola had called for a big turnout from fans following a 6-3 Champions League thrashing of RB Leipzig in midweek.
The Man City gaffer made it clear his side did not do enough to secure all three points.
“We drew a game against a good opponent that defended really well. They have very good players in the middle like [Oriol] Romeu, one of the best midfield players in the Premier League.
“It was a tight game, we were not comfortable in our build-up and lost more balls than usual and we created a feeling that was not good, that’s why we struggled.”
“Every game is completely different. all the time when you play Champions League, the game after is difficult, especially with this opponent.
“We didn’t have this pace, calm and precision with the ball like we normally have and that’s why we struggled.”
Guardiola admitted he didn’t have a view of what called for VAR checks.
“I didn’t watch both, not even now in the locker room. The penalty was maybe disallowed because it was not a penalty and the goal because it’s no goal.” Guardiola said.
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