Pep Guardiola reviews Manchester City’s match against Bayern at a press conference. Despite the convincing win, he had a lot to criticize his team for, and it is said that nothing easy awaits his team at the Allianz Arena.
The first leg of the quarter-final clash between Manchester City and Bayern lived up to expectations in terms of quality and attractiveness. But the result may come as a surprise to some.
“It was a Champions League match, a quarter-final against a top team,” Pep Guardiola assessed the match. “For 55, 60 minutes it was an even match.“
“They were better than us for part of the game. We were helped by an unbelievable goal from Rodri. We couldn’t control their passing, especially their pace. It’s awfully hard to control them.“
“In the first five or ten minutes of the second half they were better in terms of half chances and chances created. But then we made some adjustments and we were better in the last part of the game.”
“I’m absolutely emotionally devastated. I’ve aged ten years today, it was a very tough game.“
About the rematch at the Allianz Arena
Manchester City will have a rematch in Munich next Wednesday. Although the Citizens will go into the rematch with a three-goal lead, Guardiola says nothing easy awaits them in Bavaria.
“I know what we have to do there and we have to give a really good performance,” Guardiola said of the rematch, which will be played next Wednesday at Munich’s Allianz Arena. “They are capable of scoring one, two, three goals, I know it and the players know it.”
“It was an unbelievable result but we have to play with huge, huge personal commitment because Bayern are a top team.”
The English champion has been very dominant at home in recent games. Leipzig, Burnley and Liverpool have all suffered debacles here. The Skyblues have been really strong at the Etihad Stadium recently.
“We have our chances here. We are something special here at this stadium this season. When we have momentum, we are clinical.”
“It’s the same in Munich. I was there for three years. I know what it means and I know the people here. But we go there to score goals and try to win. It’s going to be awfully hard to do that.”
Source: Manchester City
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