Pep Guardiola, during a match


Guardiola does not take Madrid for dead: "He is not sentenced"

Published:28/02/2020 - 18:40h

Updated:28/02/2020 - 18:40h

The Manchester City achieved to defeat to the Real Madrid in Santiago Bernabéu and encarrilar the pass to quarter-finals of the Champions League, but Pep Guardiola does not want to give by dead persons to the whites

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This Wednesday, the Manchester City achieved to defeat to the Real Madrid (1-2) in Santiago Bernabéu and take an important advantage of face to the party of turn of the eighth of final of the Champions League, that will contest around the middle of the month of March. In the previous press conference to the final of the Carabao Cup, Pep Guardiola, technical 'cityzen', followed analysing the eliminatory against the merengues.

The one of Santpedor did not want to give by dead person to the Real Madrid and left it clear in front of the questions of the journalists. "In the changing room know exactly that the eliminatory against the Madrid is not decided. The party decided by small details that in the past deleted us to us, for example. And afterwards it says that my decisions were the best and the ones of Zidane the worst. Like this it goes the football. The important is that the changing room is conscious of how was all", commented.

In spite of that recalcó that the eliminatory is not decided, showed proud of his team for having assaulted a so important stage in front of a rival so imponente like the Real Madrid. "The eliminatory against the Madrid is not done. Always I thought that it is very complicated to win to a so big club… but more difficult is to win them twice. It does not be used to to happen", it manifested.

"The party against the Real Madrid decided by small details that in the past deleted us to us"

Besides, Guardiola appreciated the professional attitude of Sergio Agüero and of David Silva, important players that remained out of the eleven. "Never I will be able to appreciate the sufficient to Sergio his behaviour. It is exceptional, was exceptional. Being a leader and a legend of this club, as it reacted, knowing that it wants to play this type of parties, was spectacular. The same in the case of Silva, Sterling… even Stones or Eric or Zinchenko that were not summoned", said.

Less pleasant for the Catalan was to speak of Aymeric Laporte, that came of a long injury and that went back to have to be substituted in Santiago Bernabéu again by physical problems. "Laporte Has a muscular injury, isquiotibiales. Usually they are used to to be 3 or 4 weeks, could be this. We will see in the next days", commented.

Nevertheless, Guardiola wanted to encourage to the French defence to face his new injury and to go back to the terrains of game with more strength. "In this world survive the persones that surpass the hard moments. Those that struggle, that do not think that the world is against them… is hard to go back to lesionar in the case of Laporte, but is what there is. It is necessary to face it and surpass it", sentenced.

Final of the Carabao Cup

Of course, Guardiola also spoke of the final of the Carabao Cup, that the Manchester City will contest this Sunday against the Aston Villa. "The result that obtained against the Madrid… is happened already. It is another party. The Aston Villa is one of the classical of England, have a Champions… will not be easy", said, adding that "it is quite better to arrive to a final after the result of Madrid. But we can not play a final thinking 'what well that we did it'".

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