“We should have scored a third. This is sometimes how it is that they go on the counter and score. But we dealt quite well with it and deserved the three points.” Guardiola wasn’t afraid of throwing his two players under the bus when asked about the situation after the match either, explaining: “The game was not over. It shows how nice and generous Erling is. If it is 4-0 with 10 minutes left, okay.
“But at 2-0? Erling is the best penalty-taker right now so he has to take it. If Gundo scores, everyone is ‘Okay, hat-trick, well done’. But a taker is a taker. Erling is the specialist. At 2-0, this is a business, not a situation where we cannot forget it. Before the last minutes we played an exceptional game but maybe we were not as clinical as we should be.”