Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, summarized the performance of the second leg of the Champions League’s 1/8 final against Borussia Monchengladbach.
“Excellent performance; we were in complete charge of the game from the start. It’s not an easy tournament, but after two goals, everything became easier for us – everybody was in the right place and the ball was moving quickly.
We have a lot of talented players on our team, such as Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva, who are very helpful. But, in general, everyone is focused on the team’s success, and we are pleased to have advanced to the quarterfinals.
In this Champions League, we have only conceded one goal – to Porto. That’s incredible. For the squad, this is a big move forward. Everyone, not just the forwards, runs a lot. It’s important to realize that we defend with the ball.
We must behave actively when we lose it. Given the stage, both teams now can punish you.
We will have time to reflect after the break for the national team matches. Every time, the game’s quality improves, and I hope that this trend continues. I still believe that the person who goes above and above deserves it. We’ll do our best to play well and see where things go.
Now that everyone is well, we can afford a 6-7-person rotation. If you want to compete for trophies in various tournaments, you must be in top shape.
We haven’t had a week without games in the middle of the season since October,” Guardiola said.
Guardiola defeated Mourinho in the Champions League’s 82nd match. Just Ferguson, Ancelotti, and Wenger have more under their belts.