Pep Guardiola jokes about ‘stupid tactics’ in Champions League

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  • Manchester City host Atlético Madrid on Tuesday
  • Guardiola has been criticised for ‘overthinking’ in the past

A defiant Pep Guardiola has joked about “overthinking” the Champions League knockout stage in the past with “stupid tactics” but the Manchester City manager insists he will not change his approach.

City host Atlético Madrid in Tuesday’s quarter-final first leg with Guardiola intent on leading them to a first triumph in the competition. They reached last season’s final but the manager was criticised for not choosing a recognised holding midfielder, dropping his regular left-back, João Cancelo, and selecting an out-of-favour Raheem Sterling, who had played only eight minutes of the semi-final victory over Paris Saint-Germain.

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Written by Jamie Jackson
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