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Guardiola calls for ‘perspective’ on Man City’s defeat to Norwich

Pep Guardiola has called for a bit of ‘perspective’ following the backlash to Man City’s shock 3-2 defeat to Norwich last weekend.

Very few would have given Norwich City a chance against Pep Guardiola’s all-conquering Manchester City, but the newly-promoted side sprung the shock of the season, condemning the champions to their first league defeat since January, with a hugely-impressive 3-2 win.

Understandably, there was plenty of media attention following the result, with City’s defence in particular coming under scrutiny, with Nicolas Otamendi getting caught daydreaming on the ball while being robbed by fellow Argentine Emiliano Buendia, who set up in-form Teemu Pukki for the Canaries’ third.

However, speaking ahead of this weekend’s Premier League tie with Watford, Guardiola was asked if the result has left him with any doubts over his side.

The former Barcelona boss responded by calling for a bit of ‘perspective’ after what was their first loss of the season.

“I think I didn’t expect this. After what happened in the last years because there has to be perspective,” Guardiola said at his pre-match press conference.

“I didn’t have doubts. It’s your problem when you say we can’t lose because we know we can lose. Tomorrow we have the feeling we can lose.

“When we lose one game in the Premier League why should we have doubts?,” he asked the media.

“I didn’t have doubts after one defeat because they have shown many many times they can do it.”

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