“It’s not easy” – Pep Guardiola explains why Man City struggled against Tuchel’s Chelsea

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has explained why his team lost 1-0 to Chelsea in the semi-final of the FA Cup.

According to Guardiola, Manchester City controlled the game well but struggled to create chances against a Chelsea team that defended with eight players.

“We played a good last 15 minutes. We had struggled to find our place in the pockets but congratulations to Chelsea in a tight game,” Pep Guardiola told BBC Sport.

“We arrived sometimes in that position but after that we didn’t create. We conceded the goal but after we reacted well, especially after Phil Foden and Ilkay Gundogan came on.

“The team that defends with eight players in the final third it is not easy. This type of game the margin is so tight. In general we controlled well. We didn’t create many clear-cut chances but we arrived more than them.”

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