Guardiola reveals what he told Man City players after 1-1 draw with Leipzig

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has revealed what he told his players after their 1-1 draw with RB Leipzig.

According to Guardiola, he wasn’t happy that their “heads were down” at the final whistle.

Riyad Mahrez’s goal was cancelled out by Josko Gvardiol’s header at the Red Bull Arena on Wednesday.

Guardiola said he had to tell his team that he was happy with the result.

“They were heads down. I said ‘why are you heads down, be heads up, it was really good the way you play.’ If people don’t like it it doesn’t matter.

“The game was really good. We played how we should play. In general we don’t have the team to compete in transitions, they are faster and quicker. We don’t have the pace. We had control in the first half, set pieces were close. We have a game in Manchester and we’ll see who wins,” Guardiola said.

City host Leipzig in the return fixture on March 14 with a chance.

The Premier League champions are looking to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals for the sixth year in a row.