Pep Guardiola looks at the stands after City-Madrid (1-1, 4-3 p.)

CITY WAS AGAIN SUPERIOR TO MADRID

Barça's dream! Pep Guardiola once again demonstrates his greatness despite City's 'KO'

Published:18/04/2024 - 01:36h

Updated:18/04/2024 - 21:46h

The tough elimination of Manchester City from the UEFA Champions League, on penalties against Real Madrid, once again vindicated the great work of Pep Guardiola in the 'sky blue' team. The English were vastly superior, but lacked punch

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Pep Guardiola gave the face by the Manchester City after the hard elimination in chambers of Champions in front of the Real Madrid (1-1, 4-3 p.). To the equal that in 2022, the English remained went in an eliminatory in where they were upper thanks to the big tactical work of the Catalan trainer. The Wednesday, the one of Santpedor hit planting to Manuel Akanji in the centre of the field, a movement that gave superiority to the venues during almost all the party, forcing to the Madrid to replegarse very near of his area.

In this sense, the valid champion fell with the boots put in a dramatic party where lacked hit to reflect his command in the field, especially in the complement. "The luck does not exist and agree. We have not achieved to do goal. We have done everything. Which way more cojonuda to lose. Today it hurts, but tomorrow we have to us raise and follow. We can not win always", it admitted the Catalan trainer after the party.

Pep, the man indicated to return to the Barça to the highest in Europe

Although his return to Barcelona, to these heights, is entirely utopian, the one of Santpedor follows leaving clear, season after season, that is the technician indicated to give back to the Barcelona group the European glory that resists him from does almost a decade. Further of the good image left by the ones of Xavi Hernández in front of Paris Saint-Germain, the remain went after having a clear advantage and with the egarense tempranamente expelled left a bitter flavour of mouth to the fans culé.

In this sense, further of who was the elected to direct to the Barça in the 2024/25, the way seems ideal for the imminent return of Pep to the Camp Nou. This yes, it will be necessary to expect at least a year to try ficharle, since the trainer has agreement until 2025 and, for the moment, has not given indications to want to abandon a group 'cityzen' in where it has felt very comfortable and backed from his arrival in 2016.

Guardiola, always 'elegant' in the defeat

In the press conference post party in front of the Madrid, the Catalan trainer did not doubt in congratulating to the 'merengues' by the classification, as well as to his footballers by the effort made. "It had preferred to win, clear. The first congratulate to the Real Madrid for classifying to semifinals. The Madrid defended very backwards, with a lot of solidarity. We gave it everything, no me arrepiento of at all. We have done it all, so much defensivamente like ofensivamente. It is what there is", affirmed the one of Santpedor.

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