‘Pass to the blue T-shirts!’ – Pep Guardiola slams Man City for failing to do 'simple things' despite 6-3 Man Utd win | The Sun
PERFECTIONIST Pep Guardiola was still not completely satisfied with his Manchester City players despite their derby day demolition on Sunday.
Guardiola's men thrashed their fiercest rivals 6-3, but the Spaniard still wants more from side.
Despite dominating Manchester United in every department, Guardiola has urged his team to stop being so cheap in possession.
And ahead of City's Champions League clash with Copenhagen, he challenged his players to fix up.
He said: "Not just on Sunday, Wolves was the same.
"The most difficult thing in football is to do the easy things and the easy things we're not doing well in some departments.
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"The simple passes, and we lose it, and these are our principles.
"The most important principles that we have is when we have the ball we have to do pass the ball to the guys in the blue t-shirts, we cannot give it to the red t-shirts.
"I'm not saying in the final third you have to dribble and lose the ball, I'm not talking about that, I'm talking about simply passing the ball and lately, we're not doing good.
"And in important stages and in important games, it will be a problem. It's easy to solve it because they're good enough to solve it.
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Guardiola's frustrations come despite watching his side score three or more goals for the seventh time already in the league this season.
City also had almost double the amount of attempts (22-12) compared to their rivals and completed nearly 500 passes.
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