Pep Guardiola has outlined the ‘many aspects’ of improvement he wants to see from Manchester City following the club’s opening loss to Tottenham last weekend.
City’s defence of the Premier League title began with defeat in north London on Sunday, as Son Heung-Min scored the only goal of the game to earn three points for Nuno Espirito Santo’s side.
Guardiola praised his side’s performance in the immediate aftermath of the defeat at Spurs. saying they played ‘really good’ football, but ahead of this weekend’s clash with Norwich at the Etihad has now demanded improvement from his players.
The Spaniard says there are ‘many aspects’ of the performance in which they improve upon, as the champions bid to get their season up and running against the newly-promoted Canaries.
“We have 111 points to play for – 37 games,” he said at his pre-match press conference.
“We would’ve preferred to have three points but it’s the second fixture and tomorrow we have a chance to get our first three.
“We want to be up there and close to the top of the league but many things will happen this season.
“I hope we will win the game but I want to see the team playing better in many aspects than the game against Spurs.
“The distances between lines, our accuracy not to lose the simple balls in physical conditions and be aggressive in the final third. There are many things in a football game that you can’t work in just two or three days so we need a bit of time. We can do better.”