The press voices from England after the 1:3 defeat from Manchester City and coach Pep Guardiola in the quarter-finals of the Champions League against Olympique Lyon are surprisingly unanimous: Guardiola is to blame.
"BBC Sport": "Guardiola spoke of a "unique" opportunity, but he has wasted because of a Catalan, was overwhelmed by his caution, taken from the conservatism that came to him and his Team dearly."
Mirror: "Guardiola has to deal with another failure in the Champions League and the Catalan must take the largest part of the blame. The City Coach was often accused of becoming bogged down in the latter stages of the Champions League. It should be a surprise so no one that he has re-located next to it, he has put on a lineup, he previously had selected before.“
the Guardian: "How often, Pep, how often? That Pep Guardiola K. o.-complicated games over, has become such a truism, since it seems impossible that a coach with clear Thinking follows this pattern. Still, he tries to find ways of his own Fears, his manic intellectualism in the fine Details of the elite knockout football insert.“
the Telegraph: "once Again, has to do with tinkering by Pep Guardiola in the Champions League in his System, and once again he has paid a high price. For the fourth Time in a row it has managed Manchester City to the quarter-finals, and the Catalan must be further accusations that he exaggerates it with his tactical thinking.“
"The Sun": "Guardiola has stressed this week that he has found in England, so many new friends that he would not see it as a failure, if he brings the Champions League trophy to Manchester. But these friends he will need in the next few weeks, after the altered System has led to a bulky City is again flown in the quarter-finals out of it.“Updated Date: 16 August 2020, 06:19