The Manchester City coach admitted that the duel was taken as a form of revenge, as in 2022, the Spanish team had knocked out the English team in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola expressed his feelings after their historic 4-0 win over Real Madrid, which allowed them to qualify for the Champions League final.
The Spanish tactician admitted that his team was motivated by a sense of revenge against Madrid after, as recalled, the English side were eliminated in the semi-finals of the 2021-2022 Champions League last year.
“You always expect to do well, but didn’t (I expected excellence). We played with a pain in our stomach for a year and today we brought it out. We have fantastic energy.” Guardiola said, we have a very good attack inside and we have got it out. These games have to be played with great intensity.
Furthermore, he added: “In the first phase I decided to do an interior further back and today I decided to move it further back so we had guys, when we managed to get out, we had a more fluent attack. Got a place to do”.
He also explained that “we had the right energy, after so much pain, for a year, we only thought about what had happened when the first leg was very similar. At home we feel very strong this year, we Scored a lot.” Target”.
On the other hand, the coach highlighted Rodri’s role in midfield. “What a year for Rodri, without him we wouldn’t be here. Everyone talks about Haaland, but without Rodri it would have been impossible. The consistency he had, he has become the best midfielder we have. The whole Sal, today he has been royal after the match he played against Real Madrid, we know what people are going to say”.