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Guardiola Manchester City paid heavy price with Laporte and Fernandinho injured

Guardiola: Manchester City paid heavy price with Laporte and Fernandinho injured

London - Pep Guardiola was delighted to win the Carabao Cup but the Manchester City season said the trophy could come at the price.
The city was taken all the way to a penalty shootout after finishing 0-0 with Chelsea after 120 minutes and also lost Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho to injuries, which he expects will see them be ruled out for "weeks."
"This game is important for the next games, but many of this competition is claimed, and for the FA Cup and the Champions League and Premier League we are going to suffer for the next competition," he said at a press conference. "But of course, it will help us win the title and we will go ahead. I am happy. I'm tired but I'm happy."
Laporte was replaced at half-time after appearing to injure his hamstring while Fernandinho went off shortly before full-time with what looked like a groin problem. The city remains in the hunt for the quadruple, but Guardiola continues to play down their chances.
"It's so hard for the next contest," he added. "We have seen this today with extra time and two important players, and they will be out for a while.
"We are happy now but we are going out for the next few weeks - but it happened and it's normal. We have many games and we want a lot from these players."
For the Guardiola, it was much harder than a fortnight, when they beat Chelsea 6-0 in the Etihad Stadium.
After Sunday's World Cup win, Sergio Aguero told ESPN: "We have come to fight for all the competition." "Clearly the Champions League is not easy, but we are going to try at least as much as possible. And then we were there with the Premier League, and I said we're going to fight for all the titles."
Argentine thought he had snatched a target in Wembley, but the assassination was rejected by his assistant video assistant Referee, which showed that he was offset by a small difference.
"I and [Chelsea defender Antonio] Rudiger came together, and I imagined that it would be closed. It was a millimeter, so we have VAR."
Despite a blank draw on Sunday, Aguero has scored 12 goals in his cool 12 matches, of which there are two hat-tricks.
"I am a good moment," he said. "But I say that I am worried about the first thing that I do for the club, and now I am thinking about the club and it's not for me to say it for everything else.
"The groups that do not come out and pressure us, have done well", Aguero said. "They did not push so much, but it was clear they were waiting for [us] and when we played without 9, we were feeling more and more, they realized that they were trying to attack us against the attack, but all right, Most teams do this and we know that Chelsea are tough defensive. "
After Guardiola's final decision, it was revealed that he practiced penalty punishment in the game.
"After the training session yesterday we talked to Mikel [Arteta]. The boys practiced because we knew it could happen". "As we practice it was the final and the fine decision I do not like to say to you and you [hint]. It should be a player. Choose which players to take and pick the position." Ederson made the difference. "
However, Raheem Sterling says that Guardiola has told him that he can not see his winner's punishment. After Ederson's release from Jordinho and David Luiz, after Leroy Sane's miss meaning that Sterling, who was born less than a mile from the stadium, could win the match.
Sterling said, "It's a great feeling. I'm at home, I'm in Wembley in my town, it was a tough game but an amazing feeling, the boy was bright today." "I talked to Leroy [Sun before the penalty] and he was sure that if I score it, the winner was there. That was all my confidence.
"Pep said, he did not see it - he said where did he go? I just told him 'top bins.'
"Chelsea have played really well today, they were tough, it was difficult to break them, but we kept focusing and doing business, it's a trophy and now we just need to win and that's it."

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