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'Sometimes we are not good enough and that is life': Pep Guardiola plays down criticism as he hails Manchester City's response in Champions League win over Marseille

By Press Association Reporter

Published: 23:44 GMT, 27 October 2020 | Updated: 00:07 GMT, 28 October 2020

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Pep Guardiola hailed they way his Manchester City players brushed aside recent criticism to ease to a 3-0 Champions League win at Marseille.

Ferran Torres, Ilkay Gundogan and Raheem Sterling were all on target in a one-sided contest at the Stade Velodrome that put City three points clear in Group C.

After just two games, Guardiola's side are already looking strong favourites to claim a place in the knockout stages.

Pep Guardiola hailed they way his Manchester City players brushed aside recent criticism

Pep Guardiola hailed they way his Manchester City players brushed aside recent criticism

It was a good response to Saturday's draw at West Ham, which was the third time they have dropped points in five Premier League games this season.

Guardiola said: 'Sometimes we are not good enough and sometimes the players of the opposing team are better than us. That is life.

'Today, with the social media, when you lose you are a complete disaster. The important thing is for the club to be stable and the players to know what we are doing, where we come from, where we are struggling and be calm.

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