Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep: We Have to Learn Our Lessons

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Pep: We Have to Learn Our Lessons

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PEP Guardiola quickly brought his players back down to earth after they reached the Carabao Cup final.

The Blues boss congratulated them on the 3-2 win at Bristol City, which secured victory in the two-legged semifinal. But he then hit them with a sharp reminder that the sloppiness which saw the Championship team come back from two goals down could prove fatal later in the season.

Guardiola expressed his delight at reaching his first English cup final, but then came the sting.

"Every game they play, they play with a desire, a hunger to win," he said.

"So for our players it was a good lesson to learn for the Champions League. At 0-2 it was perfect, and then afterwards it was 2-2.

"Maybe at that level, in the Champions League, you are out of the competition. …

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