The City manager's decision to leave out Sergio Aguero backfired while
Claudio Bravo, the goalkeeper in whom he has invested much trust, was also sent
off in a Champions League mauling at the Nou Camp.
Lionel Messi took full advantage to help himself to a hat-trick while Neymar,
who also missed a penalty, added the fourth goal late on.
purechao black Asked if the defeat was his worst in football,
Guardiola said: "No, that was against Real Madrid for Bayern Munich, because in
that moment I didn't make the correct decisions.
obra orange "We lost the game 4-0, yes, but we are a new club, we
are getting to know each other. We are a club that for 35 years was not in
"We came here and played with huge personality but it is always difficult to
play Barcelona with 11. With 10 the game was over. Until then the game was
On Aguero's omission, the former Barcelona boss said: "It was my idea. I
wanted one more midfield player in that position and that was the reason why. I
spoke with him and he was good."
City were trailing only 1-0 when Bravo blundered attempting to play out from
the back, gifting the ball to Luis Suarez. The keeper was suddenly stranded
outside his area and he handled deliberately attempting to block Suarez's
Guardiola said: "There will be no change. It stays the same.
purecontrol cleats "Football is a game of mistakes. Of course he
knows what he did, but he has a lot of experience and he's one of best
goalkeepers in last 10 years, so I don't have doubts about him.
"It is a mistake but some things happen. He is the first one to be
disappointed with what happened but it is football. He will learn.
"But I'm sorry, until the last day of my career as a coach I will try to play
from our goalkeeper.
"Sometimes there are mistakes and sometimes you have to kick the ball out but
most of the time, when we play good, it starts from there."
vapor v black Guardiola found positives in the performance.
He said: "The last time I came here we controlled but we didn't create. Today
we created enough and we arrived at the byline many times. We created enough
chances to score one or two goals.
"But we know Barcelona, with their strikers, when they arrive they punish
Barca coach Luis Enrique admitted the result may have flattered his side but
they are now sitting comfortably with three wins from three and a five-point
lead in Group C.
Enrique said: "We knew we needed the ball and tried to play with a lot of
pressure to make the most of any mistakes City made.
mercurial v black "Maybe the result was a bit exaggerated but when
you make clear mistakes and you have three players up front like the ones we
have, those mistakes are decisive.
"We are happy with the result and about what it means."