Leicester City sends Manchester City back to school after 5 -2 win. Very few people could believe that what happened was real. But in football everything is possible.
“For me, they were lucky,” said Rodri.
“Football has not been fair to us. Maybe it is our fault, maybe it is their strength – but it is very difficult to explain.
“We did a lot of good things to win the game. A team like Leicester comes here and plays with 11 guys behind the ball.
“I am young and try to learn every game, but games like this – where the opposition do nothing – you are a bit confused. It’s not the way I like to play.”
“We started to think we were playing badly when it was the opposite,” said the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss.
“We told them at half-time to be patient. But sometimes we struggle with that. It’s not about winning for 10 or 15 minutes. Sometimes you score early, sometimes you need more time.”
“We wanted to be better in the box,” added Guardiola.
“They are a great team,” said the Northern Irishman. “The higher you press with the ability they have, the more they will exploit the space you have left.
“Everyone knows how my teams play but I felt it was important to take their keeper out of it and get to a three-quarters shape, then we could deny them space when the press did come. Thankfully we were able to do that.”
Former Tottenham and England winger Chris Waddle on BBC Radio 5 Live: “It’s the team with the biggest and fittest squad, with the least amount of injuries, that will win this league.
“Looking at the size of Manchester City’s squad, I can’t see them winning the league.
“I feel for the players of all squads with the number of games they have to play. They should have got rid of one cup and made internationals void for this season.
“Manchester City have games like this when it is too slow and too predictable. Pep would have been thinking that if you score two goals at home to Leicester you win the game. But I would say he needs another three or four good players to compete.
“Unless you are a Leicester fan, you would not have backed them to win the league.
“But looking at the way the league is panning out, the team with the most quality and bodies have a fair chance of winning something.
“When you take two or three quality players from any squad, that team is going to suffer badly. You might even see a team you would not expect get dragged into the relegation battle.”