Pep Guardiola rues Claudio Bravo costly error on Barcelona return


Enthusiasm Guardiola highlighted Claudio Bravo’s rejection as the defining moment in Manchester City’s lowering on his arrival to Barcelona – yet shielded his logic concerning goalkeepers playing out from the back.

Trailing to Lionel Messi’s opener, Chile universal Bravo has demonstrated a straight red card for purposely handballing Luis Suarez’s objective bound shot, giving Barca the activity in an amusement in which they had neglected to hit their typical statures.

City kept on being designers of their own ruin as Messi rebuffed blunders to finish his cap trap before Neymar added sparkle to the triumph late on.

hen got some information about his logic on goalkeepers playing out from the back, Guardiola said: “There will be no change. It finishes what has been started. I’m sad until the most recent day of my profession as a mentor I will attempt to play from our goalkeeper.

“In some cases there are missteps and now and then you need to kick the ball out, however, more often than not when we play great, it begins from that point.”

He included: “It generally hard to play against Barcelona with 11 players so with 10 the diversion was over. Until then the diversion was open.

“The last time I was here [with Bayern] we controlled the diversion yet didn’t make any odds, today we sufficiently made.

“We landed at their by-line ordinarily and we sufficiently made opportunities to score maybe a couple objectives. At the point when Barcelona’s strikers arrive they rebuff you since they have a great deal of value at the same time, with a special case to the objective (Messi’s first), we were in control.


“We have given rivals a great deal; the begin in Glasgow, the possess objective at White Hart Lane and missed punishments [against Everton].

“Be that as it may, it’s exclusive October, we’ve lost an amusement, it’s not quarter-finals so in two weeks we have one more diversion and, obviously, we will need to win two recreations from three to qualify for the last 16.

“We knew the gathering would be intense and now need to examine what happened and rest for the following amusement against Southampton.”

Asked whether Wednesday’s thrashing was the most noticeably awful annihilation of his vocation, the City supervisor included: “No. [The worst] was at Real Madrid when I was at Bayern Munich. At that time I didn’t settle on the right choices.

“We lost 4-0 so yes, it is terrible, however not given the club’s circumstance. We are another club, we are becoming more acquainted with each other and we are a club who weren’t in Europe for a long time.

“We came here and played with immense identity, with great high squeezing and managed long balls to Luis Suarez and Neymar, which is difficult.

“We kept the ball, we made clear shots and they scored through Fernandinho’s slip. We began the second half truly well and made shots with Kevin De Bruyne.

“Obviously after that, we played 10 against 11 against Barcelona and were soon 2-0 down.”

The city was left to mourn a large group of missed possibilities on a night where Barcelona was not taking care of business.

For the second diversion running, City was without charm Sergio Aguero as Guardiola named the Argentine on the seat, a choice he uncovered he made intentionally.

“It was my choice [not to begin Aguero],” Guardiola said. “He was OK (not harmed).

“I needed more players in that position and that was the motivation behind why.”

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