Sagna: I Wasn’t Ready For Liverpool

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Manchester City defender Bacary Sagna has revealed he wasn’t properly prepared or ready for the defeat against Liverpool.

Sagna was involved in the France-Germany friendly on the day terror attacks happened in Paris.

Both Mangala and Sagna played in the heart of defence against Liverpool and made mistake after mistake.

Asked by reporters if he had been ready to take on Jurgen Klopp’s side, Sagna said: “Mentally I was. Physically I believed I was. But I wasn’t. I tired quite quickly and didn’t have as much power as I [am] used to.

“Personally it’s not my best week. But it’s life, it’s life and there’s nothing you can do about it.

“It’s part of the past now and just have to keep your head up. It was not easy to be part of that event [in Paris]. “It was quite difficult. We started the game really well but we conceded a goal quite quickly and we were both involved in the first goal so it’s never easy.

“We had to keep our head up and that’s what we are going to do in the future.”

Sagna thought he was fouled by Philippe Coutinho in the build up to Liverpool’s opener and felt it also affected a poor individual performance that made him feel “guilty”.

“I don’t want to blame the team,” he said. “I look at myself first and I was bad.

“I don’t want to blame another guy. The best way to look forward is to look at your own performances. I was bad.

“I feel guilty and after that I had to keep my head up and I was too upset. I was thinking about what happened [in the game] and I shouldn’t have.”



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