Pep Guardiola believes the quality of his players ultimately helped Manchester City secure all three points in a thrilling opening night victory in the Champions League.
Champions League’s Group A opener at the Etihad Stadium was one for the memory books, as a nine-goal thriller finished 6-3 to last years finalist.
Manchester City had a two-goal lead cut in half on three separate occasions, as Leipzig midfielder Christopher Nkunku registered a fantastic hat-trick.
And while Pep Guardiola will not be impressed by his side giving up three goals at home, the boss was quick to praise RB Leipzig, who fully unleashed their high-intensity football to the full extent.
“Leipzig never give up. They have a special way to attack. They play all or nothing. You never have the feeling it’s over. We scored a few minutes after they scored [a few times] and it helped us a lot,” Pep Guardiola told BT Sport after the match.
He continued, “They have a young team, so aggressive, so strong. A fantastic team. Leipzig give a good message to football.”
“The quality of the players was better today and that’s why we won.”
With Paris Saint-Germain drawing away from home against Club Brugge, the Blues now find themselves top of Group A with three points.
“We scored 16 goals in the last three games here. I’d like more people to come on Saturday. We will be tired. Southampton are so dangerous. I invite all our people to come 3pm to watch our game.”