Maurizio Sarri “in the end we deserved win”
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri believes his side deserved the win as N’Golo Kante and David Luiz goals either side of the half handed the blues a 2-0 win.
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri:
“I am very happy with the win because it is not very easy to win against Manchester City or Pep Guardiola. I am happy with the mentality of the team in this match.
“It is difficult for us to find motivation but when we have it, we are a very strong team. Today we played with a very good level of application, determination and the right level of aggression.
“My players have to continue like this. We started well in the second half and in the end we deserved to win.”
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola:
“At this level and in the Champions League, the quality of the opponents means they only need a half a chance to score. That was the reality.”
“If you think that, you didn’t see the game,” he told BBC Sport. “In the first half, we were exceptional.
“In general, we were fantastic. I don’t have any regrets. We came and showed we wanted to win. We created chances. They had one in 44 minutes and we conceded a goal. Sometimes that happens.
“It is emotional for me to see these players do what they do every three days. We were outstanding except for five to eight minutes.”