Guardiola highlights ‘unbelievable’ Man Metropolis character after CL development
Pep Guardiola mentioned that Manchester Metropolis confirmed “unbelievable character” regardless of failing to beat Porto within the sport that confirmed their Champions League qualification.
Metropolis have been held to a goalless draw by the Portuguese membership on matchday 5 within the Champions League. Nevertheless it was nonetheless sufficient for them to advance from their group in first place.
They’ve achieved that feat with one sport to spare, so it’s job finished forward of schedule.
Certainly, Guardiola was comfortable that they reached their goal rapidly with such a robust efficiency, even when they couldn’t get all three factors.
“Congratulations to my group for this sport and ending first,” he instructed BT Sport. “We performed to win, we didn’t concede a shot on course or a nook all sport.
“Alongside Benfica, Porto are among the best groups in Portugal, very bodily. We did rather well however sadly couldn’t rating, all of the gamers have been unbelievable.
“We struggled to attain at this time however we performed rather well with unbelievable character and plenty of issues in regards to the sport have been sensible.”
He added: “We got here right here to complete first, we performed for the win and we deserved it however deserve in soccer is a pretend phrase as a result of the consequence dictates every part.
“We play to win the sport nevertheless it’s tough with eight or 9 of their gamers defending within the field. We performed rather well, we got here to complete first however now we give attention to Marseille and earlier than that 100% on the Premier League.”
Pep praises Foden depth
One of many standout gamers for Metropolis was Phil Foden, who continues to take pleasure in a fast rise within the first group.
Guardiola has steadily praised the England teenager throughout his time at Metropolis, and as soon as once more identified how good he was towards Porto.
“What a participant. His depth, he at all times creates issues and sure, he was so good – he performed rather well.”
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Now, Metropolis know they will calm down considerably of their closing Champions League group match. Guardiola was beaming about how they’ve finished within the first 5 video games of that section.
“Completely very comfortable – it’s greater than the outcomes, we performed rather well in all of the video games. 11 pictures on course towards Olympiakos and towards Marseille as effectively and at this time we had plenty of probabilities.
“Possibly not as a lot at this time however sufficient to win clearly however the best way we performed, the braveness and defensively we have been so good.”
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