City of Man
The elimination of Manchester City at the gates of the Champions League final risks leaving traces. Despite their desire to win their first C1, the Skyblues fell again thanks to a grandiose comeback from the Merengues, in added time (3-1). A defeat that has still not digested Pep Guardiola and his group. “We haven’t spoken with the players since elimination. No words can help for how we all feel. It’s just a matter of time, we have to sleep as best we can and think about the next goal. Tomorrow will be the first day that we will be together and we will talk about who we are as a team, what we did in the semi-finals”he first recalled at a press conference.
Before returning in detail to this epic match at the Santiago Bernabeu. “There was no time to be mental, they scored 45 seconds after the equaliser. There was no time to pull himself together. It’s football and that’s what happens (…) Now people say there is a lack of character. Where is the character of Atlético when Ederson saves the match in front of Correa? There, it’s mental, but if he scores at this moment, we have no more mental.he added.
“I can’t leave City”
“Maybe I’m not good enough to help the team do it. Nobody knows what would have happened with other players or other managers. I know some people don’t appreciate what this club is doing, maybe it’s not enough, but for me it’s remarkable to be in the CL semis again. I don’t know if we can win C1 in the future. Our owners’ investment was not just in winning it, but also in being where we compete.”
Finally, Pep Guardiola ended this lively press conference by assuring that he was going to stay at Manchester City, in order to win the C1 with his club. “We play as well as possible and try to compete with all the teams. Right now I can’t leave Man City. I am hungry for success. Next season we will try, if it doesn’t work we will try again. It is an honor for us. These are the times when I am most proud to be here.”. Guardiola’s future is clear.