Pep Guardiola pleased after Manchester City defeat Napoli 4-2 in Champions League
Nov 02, 2017 Sports 5837 By Michelle Clarke
- Pep Guardiola pleased after Manchester City defeat Napoli 4-2 in Champions League.
- Sergio Aguero scores brace to become Manchester City's all time top scorer.
- Napoli on the brink of missing the next round with only three points from four games.
Pep Guardiola has expressed his satisfaction and pleasure after his Manchester City side came from behind to defeat Italian side
Napoli 4-2 in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night.
City star striker Sergio Aguero was the star of the night as his brace helped ensure that City clinch their place in the next round of the competition.
Speaking after the match, Guardiola said: "In this level we cannot control 90 minutes. We are going to suffer a bit. The point is how we react.
"We did it twice, after 1-0 and 2-2, and that's why I'm so pleased. When everything is going well it's easy, even you and I can play. The point is how you react in bad moments and we did it really well.
"We knew how tough it was going to be. I love Napoli and we suffered a lot in the first 20 minutes.
"I think I got very many answers. In two weeks we won [twice] against a top side.
"I am very pleased with the players, especially with the personality, and it was a great win for us.''
City have won all four of their games in Group F but Napoli, the Serie A leaders, are in danger of missing out on the knockout stages after claiming just three points.
Coach Maurizio Sarri said: "Overall, I am very happy with the team. I thought we were really brave tonight and we tried everything.
"We had to try to win and I prefer that, even if we had to take risks.
"I don't think we were too far away but we must not forget we played one of the best teams in Europe.
"I am very happy with the way we played technically, tactically and physically.''