Guardiola: Napoli One of the Best Teams I’ve Been Facing
Manchester City scored a third victory in Group F Champions League after successfully conquering Napoli with a score of 2-1 at Etihad Stadium, Manchester, on Tuesday (17/10/2017) local time or Wednesday morning GMT.
In the game, Manchester City won victory thanks to goals from Raheem Sterling (ninth minute) and Gabriel Jesus (13 ‘).
Napoli was only able to reply once through Amadou Diawara’s penalty in the 73rd minute.
Despite Manchester City’s victory, Manager Pep Guardiola admitted that Napoli is very difficult to conquer.
In fact, the 46-year-old manager labeled Napoli as one of the toughest opponents in his 10-year coaching career.
“Napoli are one of the best teams I’ve had in my whole career,” said Guardiola told BT Sport. “If we do not play aggressively when we’re not in possession of the ball, it’s very difficult to keep up with them.
“We will soon play the next game at home and try to win.” We are almost certain to qualify for the knockout phase, but we still need one more victory, “he said.
Manchester City will travel to Napoli headquarters, San Paolo Stadium, in fourth matchday of Group F on Wednesday (1/11/2017) local time or Thursday morning GMT.
This victory makes Manchester City patenting their position at the top of Group F with perfect points from the first three games, nine.
In addition, victory over Napoli is also completing the incision 10 Manchester City victory in this season in a row.