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I don't train tackles - Man City boss Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola says he doesn't coach tackles Credit: PA

A 4-2 loss at Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday means Manchester City have won four of their last 15 games in all competitions - having won Pep Guardiola's first 10 in charge - but despite their poor run of form the former Barcelona boss will refuse to compromise his passing style.

Shellshocked City also failed to win a tackle in the first 35 minutes, by which time they were already 3-0 down, but Guardiola played down the statistic.

The manager was also forced to defend centre-back John Stones again after the £50million summer signing from Everton made another mistake, presenting Vardy with his third goal with more poor distribution.

Today, except the last goal, he made a good performance. Central defenders is just defending, put the ball long, but what we want is a little bit more, not just defending.

I'm not disappointed with my players. When I need to tell them something I will tell it to then, they are professional and old enough to know what happens.

I want to play the football I feel. I cannot say we played badly or didn't play without the intention to create. Always I try to control the games so we concede few goals, in here I cannot do that and I have to analyse why.

The second balls is a concept here in England, I'm not a coach for the tackles so I don't train the tackles.

Hopefully in the future we can improve.

– Pep Guardiola

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