Manchester City's Guardiola rejects Gundogan's 'nervous' comment

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City ought not to need much of a reminder after December's stunning 3-2 defeat at the Etihad, but the Palace boss has delivered a message to Pep Guardiola's men all the same.

Since then? Full matches merely versus Cardiff, Schalke and Newport.

Ilkay Gundogan criticised a heavily questioned Manchester City display against Tottenham but Pep Guardiola offered a bullish defence.

The City midfielder told reporters that he and his teammates were "not fearless enough" after City's 1-0 defeat in the Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday.

Guardiola attracted criticism for what was seen as a conservative team selection against Spurs in midweek, leaving both Kevin de Bruyne and Leroy Sane on the bench until the final minute, while peripheral figures Fabian Delph and Riyad Mahrez started.

Guardiola made it clear he does not share his player's opinion, however, saying: "I think I don't agree with him; absolutely not".


"Now it doesn't count if this decision was good or not after the game", he began.

"We thought of more of a low game, with more passes and more control to attack in the right moment". "There are games when we concede a goal and we are not there but in this case we conceded a goal and nothing happened. After the penalty, Sergio reacted incredibly well and was mentally strong and the team was stable".

"We have been incredible for the past 20 months", Guardiola said.

The title remains in City's hands, trailing Liverpool by two points but with a game in hand.

"Unfortunately, we could not score a goal but have a second leg with our fans at home and we'll be in the semi-finals".

In contrast, Crystal Palace are now 12th in Premier League standings and will hoping to cement their position in the middle of the table with a vital home victory today.

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