Manchester City fans tell Pep Guardiola what needs to change in second half of Atletico Madrid clash
Manchester City are currently locked in action with Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano, looking to book their place in the semi finals where they would take on Real Madrid should they make it.
The Citizens headed into the game with a slender 1-0 advantage from the first leg, and have held onto that lead for the first half, while probing against an Atleti side that set up to hit on the break as they did at the Etihad eight days ago.
Pep Guardiola’s side have come closest, with only last ditch efforts preventing them from doubling their aggregate lead. But, with the score at 1-0, Atletico are still very much in the tie.
And now, City fans have taken to social media to explain what needs to change from their perspective in the second half.
And, as per the loyal citizens, it is a tactical tweak that Guardiola must employ at the break, swapping Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva around.
The Blues began the tie with Silva on the left and Foden in the middle of their front three, and it is something that City fans hopes will change imminently.
Bernardo Silva is not effective in that left position
— victor PEP Jnr (@Veecoma) April 13, 2022
Bernardo Silva is totally nullified as a player out on the left wing. City playing with 10 1/2 men at the moment
— Adam Booker (@abooker17) April 13, 2022
Bernie Silva is not a left-winger and Phil Foden is better on the left than he is at false nine.
maybe swap them?
— Muhammad Butt (@muhammadbutt) April 13, 2022
Who thought it was a good idea to play Bernardo Silva at LEFT WING?? I’m about to commit bro
— Aaron (@AarxnMCFC) April 13, 2022
Bernardo has come inside. Foden to the wing
— Man City Tactics (@city_tactics) April 13, 2022
Bernardo and Foden need to change positions
— Lacomps (@lacomps) April 13, 2022
While it happened at times in the first half, it remains to be seen whether Pep agrees with the supporters and makes a change at the break.