Pep Guardiola Doubts Manchester City’s Champions League Credentials

Pep Guardiola has criticised Manchester City’s display against Schalke in the Champions League.

City fought back their way to a brilliant 3-2 win over the German side but the manager was not impressed with how his side allowed the opponents to pounce on.

Nabil Bentaleb converted two penalties just before the break as the Bundesliga side appeared to be adding a bit of twist to this Champions League fixture. Two fouls from Nicolas Otamendi and Fernandinho could have ended City’s hopes of a quadruple.

But the Sky Blues kept pushing after the break and former Schalke winger Leroy Sane restored parity in the 85th minutes. Raheem Sterling once again proved his mettle with a 90th-minute winner as City will start the next leg with the advantage of scoring three valuable away goals.

Pep said, “It was a great result, we get the first penalty, the second penalty the red card. That is not good and we’re not ready to challenge for the latter stages but the result is not good.

“We played good, but we lost some easy balls that we’re not allowed to do in the competition. I trust VAR, I’m a big fan. I have arguments but not this one.”

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