Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has congratulated Norwich on their victory over Manchester City.
The newly promoted club, Norwich City flogged the all-powerful Man City 3-2 in the ongoing English Premier League (EPL) on Saturday.
Guardiola who accepted defeat giving some explanations said his boys should not be expected to win all the time.
However, the Manager of the club which won 32 out of 38 matches and achieved a record of 100 points in the last season promised that they will bounce back.
He said “The people cannot expect us to win or pick up 100 points all the time. We’re going to recover now and come back,” said Guardiola after the loss at Carrow Road.
“Sometimes games like this happen —- we had our chances to score but didn’t. So, congratulations to Norwich,”
Statistics show that Man City had 69 percent possession, 8 shots on target but Norwich boys proved that shots are better taken with accuracy as they converted their 3 shots on target to goals.
“It is football —- we had many opportunities today. They had three or four and scored three goals,” he added.
Josep Guardiola came up with reasons why the goals accepting the team’s mistake for the third goal, and assured fans that they would handle their flaws adequately.
“The first one was a set-piece we didn’t defend, the second we were caught on the counter-attack and the third came from a mistake.
“But we know what we are as a team, we know what we have done and we know what we are going to do.”
Manchester City’s back is likely in trouble with the absence of Vincent Kompany who is now in Belgium, and Aymeric Laporte who is out for six months with a knee injury; but Guardiola said he has confidence in Otamendi and Stones.
“John and Nico have played together many times and been a huge part of what we have done, but Kompany is now in Belgium, Laporte is injured and these are the defenders we have at this moment,” he said.
Manchester City’s midfielder Rodri admits the match was abnormal and that such matches are likely to come but expressed hopes that they would look forward since the season is still young.
“That’s football. It wasn’t a normal game, but we have to look forward. The season is very long, you’re going to have matches like this —- at least two or three,” he said.
“We’re not a 10 as a team. We’re not perfect. The only positive thing we can say is that it’s early in the season. We’re five points behind the leaders, but we need to keep going.”