Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has hailed rivals Brentford as having done well for his players.
Chelsea beat Brentford 1-0 in the Premier League on Wednesday, giving City 50 points ahead of the second-placed team by eight points.
“For the way they play is the best. We couldn’t have played better when they played in that direction,” the Spaniard told the BBC.
“They press high and it was difficult for us to set up the game. After when they went down to defend deep It was incredibly difficult because they were a disciplined team. You can’t go inside because there is no free space.
Pep Guardiola has hailed rivals Brentford as having done well
“When a team defends in this way it is very difficult. You see that other teams Visitors come here and they are attacked. I know that The more chances they created from corner kicks, from throw-ins, in the second half we didn’t miss any chances or get shot on target.
“Other people expect us to score four goals after 25 minutes, that is not true. that’s the expectation Reality is a game like this. In some matches you have to play one way, in other games you play differently. If you play faster than usual they can make the transition with Ivan Toney and others which you hurt.
“They created counter-attacks and free-kicks. Including throw-ins and in this regard they are the best team in the Premier League. Statistics say this is the best team. We fought and made some adjustments at halftime.”