Josko Gvardiol reveals he was confused by Pep Guardiola’s instructions

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Manchester City beat Nottingham Forest in the Premier League with Josko Gvardiol scoring a third goal in five games for the Blues.

Manchester City goalscorer Josko Gvardiol admits he was ‘lost’ when marauding forward at Nottingham Forest. And did not know what manager Pep Guardiola wanted from him until some half time clarity.

Gvardiol scored his third goal in five games for City and was advancing forward in the first half. At one point he raced into the box but couldn’t connect with a header. He then left his full-back area exposed for a Forest attack that forced a save from Ederson

Pep confuses Josko Gvardiol

Guardiola looked furious with Gvardiol at the time. But it seems the defender was also confused over what his manager was asking from him during the in-game tactical switches. Gvardiol told Sky Sports after the game.

At the beginning it was one idea then the manager changed it after half an hour, then again at half time he made a change back to do the same as at the beginning of the game,”

To be fair I was a bit lost because I did not know exactly what he wanted from me but he was much clearer after at half time.”

Guardiola was delighted after Gvardiol’s goal. But more with set piece coach Carlos Vicens, who got a nod of thanks from the boss amid the celebrations.

Gvardiol has played well recently, opening his City account with a fine strike at Real Madrid. Also scoring two more goals following his next four outings.

“I am more than happy to score one more goal in this difficult game to help the team,

I am more happy about getting the three points, and finally we have six days to rest and recover well and prepare for the next one.”

Gvardiol and Haaland both complained post-match of the dry nature of the City Ground pitch. A pre-match conversation between Kyle Walker and the officials also seemed to centre over the lack of watering of the turf.

But Guardiola was philosophical about it, saying:

“In certain moments we suffered. We were lucky today the pitch was so dry, because the chances they missed that was the reason why. We were lucky today that the pitch was in these conditions.”

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