Cape Town - Pep
Guardiola wants his side to keep their feet on the ground following
their one-sided 4-0 Champions League thrashing of Feyenoord in Rotterdam
on Wednesday night.
John Stones kicked off proceedings with barely two minutes on the
clock before Sergio Agüero slammed home a Kyle Walker cross on 10
Gabriel Jesus slotted in with 25 minutes played before Stones headed
home on 63 minutes to round off a good night for the away side.
After the game, Guardiola told the club's official website: "It’s so
important to win the first game and though nothing is achieved yet, it’s
a great start for us this evening.
“Last season we weren’t able to win any games away in the Champions League and we spoke about that among the squad.
“If we want to be able to move forward, you must be able to win games
away in this competition – home matches as well, of course – but we
made a very good performance.
“It helps to score in the first few minutes, but we continued to keep
attacking and going forward while defending really well, too.”
Guardiola added that the new players he brought to the club have
strengthened his side, but they need to build on this first win.
“We’ve made a huge effort to move forwards and brought in five
players during the summer – as have all the top clubs in Europe – PSG,
Manchester United, Chelsea, Barcelona - and it’s important for us to see
if we can go away from home with the same mentality we have at the