Guardiola pleased with City's reaction against Cheltenham

Pep Guardiola admitted he was worried as Manchester City trailed in the closing stages of our FA Cup fourth round tie against Cheltenham Town but praised his players for how they responded to falling behind.

Entering the final 10 minutes, the Robins were on course for a huge cup upset thanks to Alfie May’s goal on the hour mark, but City hit back through Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres.


Guardiola said his side took nothing for granted against the League Two outfit who sit 72 places below us in the Football League, and the Spaniard was satisfied with our late rally.

“Of course,” he said when asked if he was concerned after falling behind.

“But like the Brighton game two years ago, we worked, suffered, tried different systems and were there at the end and our quality was the difference. 

“We are happy to win this type of games. In this competition, we know what can happen all around the world and in Europe when smaller teams can knock bigger ones out, but I was very happy with the reaction of the players.”

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