UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Pep Guardiola says he has faced more tough defeat than

Pep Guardiola

In the Champions League semi-final Manchester City of Pep Guardiola was eliminated by Real Madrid in the extra time.

Real Madrid came back from being two goals behind to leading by one goal in extra time. Manchester City were leading till the 89th minute. However, substitute Rodrygo scored two goals in added time to level the score. And later in the extra time Benzema’s gave Madrid lead and they won by 6-5 aggregate score.

Pep Guardiola shared his feelings about the game after the match he said: “Except at the end, we were brilliant,”

“But it’s all about goals and they scored one more.”

“For most of the game, we were in control. We played well, we had a very good chance with Jack [Grealish]. It’s true that they looked dangerous. They finished with four strikers and [Eder] Militao.”

“Before the first goal we weren’t being troubled by Madrid. They have done this so many times throughout history, but we didn’t feel overwhelmed. When we were playing at our best they came back at us.”

“I’ve suffered other tough defeats in the Champions League, like against Chelsea with Barcelona,”

“We came very close. In the first half we struggled, but in the second it was better. In the end we didn’t finish in control.”

“We have to lift our players, this happens in sport,”

“This feeling of being so close to getting it…. Then they were 2-1 up, they got a penalty and it was over.”

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