Aston Villa boss Stephen Gerrard looks at his team Respect Manchester City went a bit too far in the first half with a 2-1 defeat at home to Villa, coming on after two successive league victories under new manager Gerrard, however, they couldn’t resist their strength. of Manchester City can take it.
“We showed too much respect for them. We are too sluggish, it will take 10-15 minutes before we can get into the game.
“But when we started to have the shape of the game and passed the ball well. We lost the door It was disappointing, when the score was 1-0 it was okay to start over, but the second goal was damaged.
“I told the players at half-time that it was important that we score the next goal. We became more active and more confident in ourselves. In the second half we fought very well.
“In the second half I couldn’t have asked for more. We did a great job and had a great opportunity. It’s not just a draw. But if we can keep up I think the end would be very interesting.
“We need this game now, it’s been two weeks, this is a real test for us. City is now at a superior level. We know it will be a lesson for us. But we tell the players that ‘Let’s make this game as hard as possible. Win the race and make it to the end, then, believe in yourself ‘
“From our position it is now a gap in the level of the individual. We will try to grow and develop to bridge that gap.”