Manchester City gaffer Pep Guardiola said the Cityzens don’t have to be helped to win any game after their Champions League win against Club Brugges on Wednesday.
The win takes Manchester City to the top of their Group with nine points, one ahead Paris Saint Germain on eight. PSG were held to a 2-2 draw at RB Leipzig following a Dominik Szoboszlai’s stoppage-time penalty.
Guardiola was asked to clarify his post-match TV interview by saying City do not get “any help”.
“When you are Manchester City you realise nobody helps you – no one,” he told BT Sport.
The Champions League winner with Barcelona said: “Listen don’t misunderstand me. What I’m saying is what we’ve done we did it, we deserved it. We did it for ourselves. That is so good and that is why I’m very pleased. We don’t have to be helped, absolutely not. We have to do it for ourselves.”
Brugge coach Philippe Clement accepted City deserved their victory but felt the scoreline did not reflect his side’s efforts.
“I think we played better than in the home match. We have learned lessons.”
“We created a lot of chances and, although we faced a lot of pressure, which we expected, we didn’t give away a lot of chances.”
“We deserved our goal but the turning point was in the second half. We had that chance to make it 2-1 and we could have made them doubt more.”
“At the end of the day 4-1 is an exaggerated scoreline. Manchester City deserved to win but I don’t think the difference (between the sides) was that great.” He concluded.