Pep Guardiola is always known to be a great manager. He has time and again proved his worth managing different clubs and taking them to the pinnacle of success. Pep’s stint with Barcelona will go down in the history books of football. He is currently the manager of Manchester City.
The unique style of coaching has given City an edge over the other clubs. As a result, City is one of the most formidable forces in world football at the moment. However, they did not have a great outing in the recently concluded FA Cup match. City faced off against Liverpool recently.
Pep made a lot of changes in his playing eleven. There were eleven new faces from the team that played in the Uefa Champions League. One of his changes included Zack Steffens. Steffens is the goalkeeper of the USMNT and also the backup for Manchester City. Unfortunately, the keeper did not have a good game.
It was one of his mistakes that cost Manchester City the game. Pep Guardiola decided not to criticize the player for his mistake. Let us learn more about the story in detail below.
Pep Guardiola Praises Steffens
Pep Guardiola decided to extend his hand of support towards the goalkeeper Zack Steffens. He made a terrible blunder that led City to concede an extra goal.
It was that extra goal that made City lose the match 3-2 against Liverpool. Zack was caught double-minded in reacting to a back pass from John Stones.
Sadio Mane pounced on the opportunity and scored a sliding goal.
Pep Guardiola stated that mistakes can be made by anyone on the field.
He also said that Zack Steffens is a great keeper and he will be considered for playing more matches in the future.