Hakim Ziyech’s goal was the difference at Wembley Stadium, where City were unable to reproduce the free-flowing attacking football which has been the hallmark of our season.
Chelsea were rarely troubled defensively and whilst Guardiola said he couldn’t fault the effort of his players, he acknowledged that we fell short of our best attacking form against Thomas Tuche’s well-organised side.
“We didn't find the key players in the pockets,” he said during his post-match press conference.
“We didn't create much, in the last minutes it was much better.
“They are strong, well organised, seven players in the middle, experienced.
“You need actions of quality. We were there. In general, the guys didn't give up. It was a tight game.”
Watch the entire press conference in the video above.
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