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Inside Manchester City’s dressing room after Aston Villa loss as Pep Guardiola reaction revealed



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Manuel Akanji has revealed the mood inside the Manchester City dressing room after their 1-0 loss away to Aston Villa on Wednesday night.

The reigning Premier League champions saw a fourth match in the English top-flight pass by without a win, dropping points in games against Chelsea, Liverpool, and Tottenham before losing at Villa Park this week.

As a result, Manchester City now find themselves six points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal after 15 games, with their last win in the Premier League coming all the way back in the first week of November against Bournemouth.

The worst performance in that stretch of games came against Aston Villa on Wednesday however, as City failed to register a single shot on goal after the 11th minute mark. The Blues were undone by a deserved Leon Bailey second-half strike.

Speaking after the match with the media at Villa Park in midweek, Manchester City defender Manuel Akanji has revealed the mood inside the Premier League champions’ dressing room after a frustrating night.

Quizzed on the feelings from Pep Guardiola inside the dressing room after the game, Manuel Akanji revealed, “Let’s say like this, he wasn’t happy.

“He wasn’t happy, that’s the best way to describe it. The mood is not good. What we talk about in the changing room stays in the changing room but we’ve got to do things better. It wasn’t good enough.”

Pep Guardiola’s men will have little time to recover ahead of the weekend’s round of matches, as they face newly promoted Luton Town away from home on Sunday afternoon as they look to get their Premier League campaign back on track.

Manchester City have become famous for their mid-season winning runs to catch up with title challengers, and having already dropped points in six of their first 15 games, another famous winning streak may be needed.

In better news for the Blues, they have already secured top spot in UEFA Champions League Group G with one game to spare, giving the Manchester City manager a chance to rotate and rest his side when they face Serbian side Crvena zvezda next week.