Given complacency is perhaps the biggest threat to Manchester City this season it is not surprising to learn that manager Pep Guardiola accused his players of being sloppy and lazy as they made hardwork of beating Feyenoord in the Champions League. That City dominated the game in terms of possession and chances was not enough to sedate Guardiola. As for the fact it was the team’s 17th victory in 19 games, stretching further an unbeaten run that began at the start of April, the Spaniard was not impressed and made sure his players knew it. It was a theme midfielder Yaya Toure was happy to expand on after the win over Feyenoord that ensures City will finish top of their Champions League group, as he suggested they were still not playing well enough to worry the likes of Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid. “It’s human nature that sometimes you are a little bit lazy,” said Toure, who was brought into the starting line-up on Tuesday night in a game that also saw Guardiola give debuts to teenagers Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz. “You think you’re super or arrogance can go in your head, especially when you are young. You look beautiful and think you’re going to be the best. “You see Feyenoord, they came and were difficult. The manager at the end was quite angry with the team. We can do better than that. We played lazily.
Lazy Manchester City still not a threat to Europe elite, claims Yaya Toure
The Telegraph | Nov 23