What was said in Man City dressing room vs Tottenham Hotspur as Jack Grealish hails Pep Guardiola – Manchester Evening News

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These are your Manchester City evening headlines on Friday, January 20.
Pep Guardiola walked out of one post-match interview when asked what his half-time message was during Manchester City's comeback win over Tottenham Hotspur.
City conceded two injury-time goals to find themselves 2-0 down at the Etihad on Thursday, but were revitalised after the break to come back and win 4-2. Guardiola was furious after the match and embarked on a series of extraordinary rants that criticised his players, the City fans and even the whole 'organisation' at the club – and his frustrations were evident when he refused to tell Sky Sports what he told his players at half time.
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However, two-goal hero Riyad Mahrez was more accommodating, explaining that Guardiola was positive with his players at the interval, and knew the right things to say to push City to improve.
Read more from Mahrez about the interval here.
Jack Grealish says there were 'eight minutes of silence' at half-time during Manchester City's comeback win over Tottenham, before Pep Guardiola masterminded their four-goal second-half performance.
After two late first-half goals sent City into half-time at 2-0 down, Grealish admits the dressing room was very quiet for a few minutes, but a pep-talk from Guardiola sent them out fired up. And the City playmaker, who admitted he had doubts he may be substituted at the break, also praised his manager for continuing to change things up during the second half, including a secret instruction involving Ilkay Gundogan.
Describing recent criticism of City's form as an overreaction, Grealish added that the Spurs win can be a catalyst for an upturn in form after the back-to-back defeats against Southampton and Manchester United.
Read more from Grealish here.
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