Guardiola laments Manchester City's inefficiency in Spurs defeat

A second-half goal from Son Heung-min meant reigning champion City fell to a surprise defeat as it began its title defence with an under-par display.

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will host Norwich City on Saturday.   -  REUTERS

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said his side was not clinical enough in its 1-0 defeat at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday but insisted he was "delighted" with the attacking options in his squad.

A second-half goal from Son Heung-min meant reigning champion City fell to a surprise defeat as it began its title defence with an under-par display.

City and Guardiola have lost all four games at Tottenham's new stadium without scoring, including three in the Premier League.

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"In general, we showed a good spirit and good intention, and we arrived in the final third many times, but we could not be clinical enough. Son scores, and we lose," Guardiola said.

"We have the same players as last season. I'm so delighted with the same guys who scored a lot of goals. We are good enough to create chances and score goals - we will do it."

"We are one against one a lot. But in the end, we could not dribble, shoot and score goals. But the way we started showed me the team is there."

Guardiola's side will host Norwich City on Saturday.

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