â€œIt helps to score in the first few minutes, but we continued to keep attacking and going forward while defending really well, too.â€
The Catalan also praised John Stones who bagged a first career brace with a headed goal in either half for the Blues.
â€œJohn played well and while he scored two great goals, he did very well defensively, winning duels and doing what he had to do.
â€œThatâ€™s what John needs to do to keep progressing over the next few years.
â€œWeâ€™ve made a huge effort to move forwards and brought in five players during the summer â€“ as have all the top clubs in Europe â€“ PSG, Manchester United, Chelsea, Barcelona - and itâ€™s important for us to see if we can go away from home with the same mentality we have at the Etihad.
â€œThe same high press, attacking philosophy and not conceding on the counter-attack, so Iâ€™m very pleased tonight.â€