Guardiola hails Red Star Belgrade fans for doing this one thing

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has praised Red Star Belgrade fans for an exceptional atmosphere after City’s 3-2 Champions League victory on Tuesday night.

With more of academy players on the field, Pep Guardiola secured all three points to claim a 100 percent winning record in the group stage of the Champions League.

The Spanish boss also claimed that it was a tough game, and the Red Star fans contributed immensely to that.

He said: “It was a hard-fought match, physically demanding with a lot of man-on-man contact.

“But I am happy with what we achieved and how the team performed. People sometimes write off these games as not essential for us, but it’s the exact opposite. Every win counts.

“Today, with really young players, they played really good. And a demanding game because they played a lot of man-to-man, so aggressive, with so much speed up front. It was a proper football game with an exceptional crowd.

“Red Star are known for the pressure they project, both on the pitch and from the stands, and you can see that the people here love football.”