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Walker: Unfair to blame Pep for Man City Champions League final defeat

Manchester City defender Kyle Walker says criticism of Pep Guardiola's tactics for the Champions League final is unfair.

While most fingers were pointed at Pep Guardiola for Manchester City 's defeat to Chelsea in Porto, Walker thinks the players, including himself, should have taken the rap.

He explained: “I think it is very harsh (to question Pep's tactics). I hear a lot about his tactics and this, that and the other but nine times out of 10, even 10 times out of 10, Pep gets it right and no one complains about the tactics

“Then, it is like Manchester City scored five against X, Y and Z and no-one's complaining about the tactics then.

“He felt that that was the best team and we as lads fully backed him on that and sometimes it is down to the 11 players on the pitch to do a bit more.

“Each and every one of us could have done more and I don't think I'd be out of line by saying that."

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