The 1-0 Derby defeat to Manchester United in the EFL Cup extended Manchester City’s win-less streak to six games, and Pep Guardiola admitted that the situation did not look good. . The ex-Bayern coach, however, drew some solace from the performances of youngsters Aleix Garcia and Pablo Maffeo.
"Yeah, it’s six games – not a good situation – but we are out of one competition, we have three still," Guardiola told City.tv website following the team’s
second loss in two weeks after being outclassed 4-0 by Barcelona in the Champions League followed by a draw against Southampton on Sunday.
The defeat also marked Guardiola's longest run without a win as manager.
Nonetheless, the former Bayern Munich and Barcelona coach
"We are a young team. Kelechi [Iheanacho] is 20, Leroy [Sane] 20, Pablo 19 - it is a good experience for them. Fernando played amazing and helped the other ones," he added.