‘Glad he’s called some players out’ – Man City fans reacts as Pep Guardiola critical of two players despite Borussia Dortmund win

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was not completely satisfied despite taking the lead after the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund.

The Cityzens were made to work for their win on Tuesday night when they overcame Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

First half goals from Kevin De Bruyne and a late goal from Phil Foden secured for City a 2-1 win over the German club, after Marco Reus equalised with six minutes of the match remaining.

Guardiola admitted he was relieved after what he thought was a below-par performance from his side.

“Yeah, relief, better to win than draw,” the Spaniard told BT Sport.

“To play good in the areas you want we need a good build up, today was not good,” Guardiola continued.

“Joao and Rodri weren’t clever to receive the ball in the positions to contact for the other ones.

“But it’s normal, the opponents are strong, the quality, the pace, the quality up front that they have, it is always difficult to do what we want to do.

“It’s a good result, 2-1 and we have another chance next week.”

Guardiola’s critical comments on some players was a surprise to some Man City fans who took to the social media to express yours thoughts and opinions.

It was a very busy evening for Rodri with Dortmund breaking quickly but he adapted well to limit the threats of the opposition and also contributed to City’s attacks.

Though with Some useful interventions, Dortmund did their homework and kept Joao Cancelo pegged back as part of the defence, with Walker pushing up instead.

Manchester City will back in action on Saturday for the early kick-off vs Leeds (12.30) before the second leg next Wednesday in Dortmund.

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