Man City coach Guardiola: "The problem was we put extra pressure on ourselves."



Leicester stunned Man City by putting five past them at the Etihad.


Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says his side needed to be more patient in their match against Leicester City on Sunday.


The hosts were thrashed 5-2 at the Etihad and Guardiola reckons they put extra pressure on themselves as they were keen 'to score the second and third' after breaking the deadlock through Riyad Mahrez early on in the game.


Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick and the Cityzens conceded three penalties as Brendan Rodgers' side moved to the top of the Premier League table.


Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, the Spaniard said: "We played a really good first half and scored early on. They defend so deep it is not easy.


"The problem was we put extra pressure on ourselves to score the second and third. We need to be more calm, we don't have the players to attack the box that we need.


"We got nervous and gave three penalties and when you give three penalties you cannot win. I don't know how many chances they created.


"We needed to be more patient. It is hard, but it is the second game of the season and we have to try to see what we need to do to avoid it again.


"I feel bad for the guys and for the club."


Speaking to Man City TV, Pep said: “The last game against Wolves wasn't a problem so why is this suddenly a problem?


“We had problems attacking, it has happened many times against this type of defence.


“They didn't come up to press for 80 minutes, but you have to avoid letting them run into the dangerous positions.


“Even with this, they didn’t run much, but we have to be there when they did.


“That is what I saw on the touchline, but maybe when I watch it back I can see different things.


“I don't know how many chances they created. Their first goal wasn't a counter-attack we were there.


"We have to accept it.”


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