Sunday, February 25, 2018

Guardiola Elated After Defeating Arsenal In Final Of Carabao Cup

Pep Guardiola has praised his Manchester City players for the “outstanding” manner in which they dismantled Arsenal to win the EFL Cup.

Pep Guardiola earned his first piece of silverware in English football with the 3-0 victory, seeing his side cruise over the line after Vincent Kompany and David Silva added to Sergio Aguero’s first-half opener.

Guardiola was particularly pleased by the Citizens’ showing in the second 45, and now hopes to push on by adding the Premier League and Champions League trophies to this season’s collection.

“It’s important. We’re so happy, and a big congratulations to all of Manchester City, and our fans,” he told Sky Sports News. “This trophy is for Manchester City and not for me.

“The first half we were not good, there were a lot of mistakes, in the second half we played with a lot more courage and personality – we were outstanding.

“It was so important to win this one, because we played 10 v 11 for 45 minutes [against Wigan Athletic] so it wasn’t easy. But now we concentrate on the Premier League, where we will try to win the rest of our games, and the Champions League, too.”