Published: Sun, April 14, 2019
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Manchester City's Guardiola rejects Gundogan's 'nervous' comment

Manchester City's Guardiola rejects Gundogan's 'nervous' comment

I have the feeling we are nervous in important Champions League games.

That game kicks-off just minutes after the final whistle at Selhurst Park, making it all the more vital that City land a psychological blow by going back to the top of the table against Palace. Tottenham are a team that runs in behind a lot and we controlled it quite well.

"Now it doesn't count if this decision was good or not after the game", he began.

Crystal Palace play in the Premier League against Manchester City on Sunday at Selhurst Park, with the London club looking to complete an unlikely double over their big-spending opponents. We have sometimes made decisions that are hard to understand, but we win and everyone says we are genius.

"I think I do not agree with him, absolutely not", he said. We did it quite well.

Roy Hodgson's Palace side enter the game in decent form having won three out of their last five Premier League games.

But speaking before the game, Chelsea winger Eden Hazard has made it clear that the Blues are only focusing on the game and now what happens with the title challenge.

"That's true (it is a unsafe game)", said Guardiola. We didn't want to concede a counter-attack, where they are stronger than us. "After the penalty, Sergio reacted incredibly well and was mentally strong and the team was stable". We had two days to rest and they had six.

"We thought of more of a low game, with more passes and more control to attack in the right moment".

The title remains in City's hands, trailing Liverpool by two points but with a game in hand. I like when they express what they believe. Unfortunately we could not score a goal, but we have a second leg at home.

City can not afford any slip-ups with Liverpool two points clear at the top of the table - and Guardiola said he is not concerned about the pressure growing on his players as they fight for the Quadruple.

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