Marcos Alonso reveals what Chelsea lacked against Manchester City

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Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso has criticised the decision-making in the final third during the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City on Saturday.

“The chances were there but we just lacked a bit of good decision-making in the last third to create even more chances or to score the couple of chances we had,” he said.

“It was a tough game but we knew it would be and still we had some chances even if we were not fully in control of the game and the possession. We defended well and all together.”

Alonso continued: “We had a couple of chances to go 1-0 up and we were not that far from getting something from the match. We expected something like this before the game but we competed well so of course we are disappointed.”

Meanwhile, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola insists his team deserved all three points against Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.

Guardiola said, “(We) Absolutely deserved it. They way we played, everything we have done, we cannot forget who we played, they are Euro champions, and how incredible a side they are. They defended well, they waited for transition to punish us and we won from one transition.

“The only problem we had was after we went 1-0, they stepped up, they ended with Mason Mount, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku all on the pitch, but the team were brilliant.”

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