Spanish coach Josep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City, commented on his team’s convincing victory over Real Madrid on Wednesday in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final.
The Royals lost 4-0 at Al Ittihad Stadium in the second leg of the semi-finals, saying goodbye to the Champions League this season, after losing 5-1 on aggregate in the first and second legs.
Guardiola said in a press statement after the match: “Now we will sleep well and then prepare for the decisive match for the English Premier League title. We must not forget that we have to win this match to win a third Premier League title.” .
He continued: “Winning today shows the strength of Manchester City, but there is an incredible detail about this team: they are very humble and take every competition seriously.”
The coach added: “Of course, I am very happy. Everyone in Manchester is happy with what happened, but I don’t think this match is the best for me against City. I have had many great matches, but the only difference is that our opponent was Real Madrid and that was our gateway to the Champions Final.”
And Guardiola added: “Today we played with the pain of the past. We went into the meeting with a bitter aftertaste of defeat last season, so the team exploded, and not a single player spared no effort on the field.
And he continued about winning the treble: “We are close to achieving this achievement, but let’s first think about two finals against our neighbor (Manchester United) in the Cup final and the Italian team (Inter Milan) in the Champions League final. .”
And the City manager ended by saying: “The players can think about this situation and imagine it. They have a good feeling about it. We have three games left before reaching the treble.”
Manchester City will take on Chelsea in the matchday 37 decider to win the Premier League title next Sunday at the Etihad Stadium.