Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was pleased following Saturday’s win against Newcastle United.
Pep Guardiola applauded Manchester City’s victory over Newcastle United, describing the 2-0 triumph as their “performance of the season”.
City eased past Newcastle thanks to goals from Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres to move within five points of Premier League leaders Liverpool on Saturday.
Guardiola’s City have kept 13 clean sheets in all competitions this season – more than any other team in the top five European leagues in 2020-21.
Speaking afterwards, a happy Guardiola told reporters: “It was the best performance of the season. Our football has to be played in one rhythm so we cannot play in a rhythm that has ups and downs so quickly.
“You have to make a tempo that makes a lot, a thousand-million, passes in the right moment to attack. To do this everyone has to be in his position and everyone has to do his job. Today was a big example, unfortunately, playing a team always with 10 players behind is not easy to attack but the guys were really good.
“I’m so glad about the way we played. That’s always a consequence for the points we get. We have another victory, we climb some positions, and now we can’t stop in the good or bad moments, we need to be calm because in less than 44 hours we’ll have another game and we’re going to Goodison Park to try to play well first of all.
“The result is always the consequences of the way you played. This was our success in the past and we’re going to continue in the next years.”