Pep Guardiola makes sad but truthful admission after Villa defeat

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has hailed Aston Villa after an impressive display resulting to City’s defeat on Wednesday night.

The Spanish boss admitted that the hosts were better than City, and that’s why they secured the hard earned victory thereby rising to the third spot on the League table.

City lost 1-0 to the Villans, courtesy of a Leon Bailey deflected strike in the 74th minute.

Speaking to the media at Villa Park after the loss, Guardiola didn’t hesitate to praise the opponents for a great game.

“The better team won,” said the boss.

“Aston Villa was better than us. They are well organised, fast and [have] physical players and team and they are able to control many aspects.

“That is the reason why they are up there, playing good football and we could not do it.

“It’s my duty, my job to find the way to come back.

“l give credit to Aston Villa, first of all. They do it. The first half we struggled to follow what we spoke [about].

“[We said] something at half-time [and] it was much better, the team had another dynamic but we didn’t find the players to make the assist, the cross, the pass.

“We arrive there but we didn’t have the feeling that ‘oh we are going to do something! And we miss it”