Guardiola: We beat Real Madrid with “pain of exclusion”

Manchester City coach, Spanish Pep Guardiola, reveals the nature of the feelings with which his team played the second leg of the Champions League semi-final match against Real Madrid.

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    Manchester City swept Real Madrid 4-0 in the second leg of the semi-finals

Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, revealed the nature of the feelings with which his team fought the second leg of the Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid, which ended with the English club sweeping its Spanish counterpart (4-0).

Guardiola indicated, in a press conference after the match, that his team went through the meeting with feelings of “the pain of exclusion last year” against Real Madrid, who later won the title.

Guardiola explained that his team gave everything it had during the match, noting that sport always gives a second chance and a chance for revenge.

Guardiola, who is in his fourth final in the Champions League and his second with Manchester City, confirmed that he does not have many expectations regarding the final match because he believes that he will always win the championship.

The Spanish coach indicated that taking the team to the final rounds is the best thing, explaining that participating in many finals will result in victory one day.

And he continued, “I am a fan of Barcelona and Barca, who lost 3 or 4 finals before winning their first title. And because we are City, will we win every year? What makes you great is to be there every year.”

Guardiola touched on talking about the final match against Inter Milan in Istanbul, pointing out that everyone will consider City the “most likely” to win the title, which is not considered good, and in the event of losing the final, it will be “bad luck.”

“The pleasure of being there is of course immeasurable,” the Spanish coach said. “Inter can beat us, but no one can take away from us the way we played.”