Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed how his team took apart Huddersfield at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as City ran riot against the Terriers by beating them 6-1 to continue their impressive start.
Guardiola has praised his players’ desire and he reserved special praise for Sergio Aguero
“We suffered last season a lot against Huddersfield – we had problems to attack more fluidly,” he said.
“Teams defended with four or five at the back, or deep – even the strikers go deep to help the holding midfielders.
“Last season, we did it once or twice but not much more. We decided to play with two strikers to have more of a presence in the box, knowing we also have Mendy arriving. He is clever – he can see the pass in front of the ‘keeper, or the penalty spot, or the 18-yard box. He is a clever guy, arriving there.
“Today, it worked but that does not mean every time, we will play in that way. It depends on the players we have and the players that play.
“The way we attacked and our desire without the ball…
“Today we attacked with 10 players in the box and played well,” Guardiola said.
“We decided to play with two strikers to put pressure higher up the pitch.”
And he heaps plaudits on hat-trick hero, Sergio Aguero.
“He is one of the best, best, best strikers in the world without a doubt,” Guardiola hailed.
“More clinical? Three goals a game is okay. I won’t ask him to be more clinical! He came back perfect.”