Guardiola: Tottenham were the better team

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola conceded that his team were outplayed as they slumped to their first Premier League defeat of the season against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

An own goal from defender Aleksandar Kolarov and a Dele Alli strike ensured Guardiola tasted defeat for the first time as Man City boss.

Guardiola told Sky Sports after the game: "Spurs were better, that's all. I have to congratulate the opponents because they were better.

"We couldn't cope with their press. We wanted to do that and they did it better. The last 20 minutes we played much better and in other parts we had problems to create our game."

The Spaniard though insisted that his players will learn from the loss and is expecting a reaction when they play their next match after the international break.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich mentor said: "That is part of the game, it's part of the job. We didn't come to Spurs imagining we would lose but we did.

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"We changed many things in the beginning and that's normal to the process. You cannot always win every game and sometimes it happens and helps us to improve.

"I'm here to do the job and to get better and better, to do that you need to analyse what you have and have not done well."

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