Man City cannot expect to win all the time, says Guardiola.
Pep Guardiola says Manchester City 'can learn to get better for the future' after they were beaten 2-0 by Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
The Spaniard insists his Citizens 'are not used to defeat' but they will look into why it has been more rampant this season.
Man City dominated the match against the Lilywhites, but Spurs debutant Steven Berwijn and Son Heung-Min found the net after Oleksandr Zinchenko was sent off.
“We can learn to get better for the future,” said the former Barca boss as mancity.com quoted. “Sometimes we are not used to it, but it’s happened. Sport is like this.
“You don’t always win. You have defeats. No team wins all the time. Sometimes you have to understand why to get better.”
When asked if he'll criticise his players after the loss, the 49-year-old replied: “How can I criticise my players?
“We played well, but we lost the game.
“They arrived twice and scored two goals. I don’t have too many things to say about our performance.
“It’s happened before, too, against United where they created a few and we did a lot but didn’t score.
“We cannot say as a team we can’t score goals because we score a lot; in this situation, the only thing we can do is play better and maybe be mentally stronger.
“We have to accept it and work on that. We need to analyse that. Football is to create chances and concede a few.
“I always believe in this concept. If you do this, you will be close to winning the games. A few times it happened this season but not today.”
The defending champions are 22 points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool with 13 games remaining.