Pep Guardiola was obviously elated with the performances of his players after his team once again managed to overcome a difficult opponent away from home, in a match missing four of his regular starters.
Reserving the best accolade for 31-years-old midfielder Seydou Keita, the coach said, “Those that didn’t get to play have to endure, of course, but they know their responsibility, and that we have all the confidence in them. I try to make them understand that it is necessary for them to train hard, and that there will always be opportunities for them, but if everyone behaves like Keita everything will be easier. Today, along with Andres, it was Keita who won us the match, and they played a superb game. He’s always there when we need him, and that’s why I’m happy for him.”