Pep Guardiola has described himself as a genius after Manchester City defeated Chelsea 1-0 on Thursday night at Stamford Bridge, Newspremises reports.
The Spanish tactician watched as City defeated Chelsea in an away Premier League match, thanks to Riyad Mahrez’s second-half goal.
The result of the game now mean Manchester City are now five points behind leaders Arsenal on the table.
Prior to introducing Mahrez and Grealish, Guardiola had earlier sent on Rico Lewis and Manuel Akanji for Kyle Walker and Joao Cancelo in order to liven his side up after a poor first half.
“I am a genius. Because after Everton, I was asked why I didn’t make a substitution until 81 minutes. I thought about that and made some,” Guardiola said at his post-match press conference.
“We could lose here [at Chelsea], but now we have a five-point gap. We have three less points to play for. It means a lot, but we have to prove ourselves so because it is normal to be in this position after four Premier Leagues in five years.”