Manchester City gaffer, Pep Guardiola on Sunday night broke his own record following his side’s defeat to Southampton. The saints beat City at the St Mary’s stadium with Che Adam’s scoring the only goal of the encounter.
The defeat to Southampton means Manchester City have lost three consecutive away matches since the Premier League restart. This is the first time since 2015 a Pep Guardiola has done so according to Daily star reports.
Guardiola Receives Three consecutive loss at Home
Guardiola’s men humbled English champions Liverpool 4 nil at the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City will square up against Newcastle in the Premier League clash on Wednesday. The citizens are still in the second position with 66 points from 32 games.
Pep Guardiola pointed at Southampton’s defensive tactic as the reason the former England champions failed to get a point in the encounter. The Spanish gaffer admitted that his side’s performance has been really poor compared to their title-winning seasons. Guardiola stated “We really played well but made a mistake which cost us at the end of the game.
He further stated “we were a machine in the second season, every game we had seen, how we have lost while playing very well but it’s not enough. The Manager also showered encomium on Eric Garcia for his amazing display against Liverpool in a night he prevented Firmino from getting a shot on target.
Fernandinho congratulates Southampton
Meanwhile, Manchester City defender, Fernandinho has congratulated Southampton following his side’s premier league defeat on Sunday.
The Brazilian also advised Pep Guardiola’s men to put the defeat behind them & be ready for their next Premier League clash with Newcastle United on Wednesday despite losing to Southampton.
Leroy Sane to Wear Jersey no 10 at Bayern
Bayern Munich bound player, Leroy Sane will be wearing the number 10 shirt by Phillipe Coutinho next season. This has sparked speculations that Coutinho might be on his way out of Bayern this summer.
The German winger was handed the shirt number after completing his £44 million pound move last Friday. However, we learned that Sane personally decided not to use the number 10 shirt in his signing portrait out of respect for Coutinho, Bayern confirmed.
Coutinho indicated his full understanding of the decision by the club but he will keep his number for the remainder of the season with Bayern still in the champions league. The tournament has taken a new format due to the coronavirus pandemic & will be played in August. Bayern Munich won the DFB-POKAL cup against Bayer Leverkusen last Saturday with a 4-2 win.
The Brazilian came on as a sub during the match last week. Coutinho is currently spending the season on loan at the Allianz Arena, the player originally belongs to Barcelona.