“This is not a club that wants to get to finals, this is a club that wants to win finals.”
Pep Guardiola is known for his wide experience in the champions league, being one of the European’s most successful coaches of all time.
The first time Manchester City have crossed champions league semi finals unto finals, thanks to the era of Guardiola.
No one would imagine Paris Saint German (PSG) being ridden out of champions league by Manchester City after they humiliated Barcelona and knocked almighty Bayern Munich out.
The PSG side against Barcelona and Bayern Munich was spectacular, fierce and threatening, but Manchester blues gave them no heed.
The first leg of the semi-finals at Parc Des Princes wore at first a PSG side conquering. But things didn’t turn out as football fans all over the world expected or thought it would be.
During second half, after a half time 1-1 draw, Manchester City shockingly took control of the game, rendering Neymar, Mbappe and Dimaria useless, and winning 2-1 at away.
On Tuesday night, Manchester City shocked the world yet again (not actually shocking the world, for with those who know Guardiola, it’s not a new thing).
Just like in the first leg, PSG threatened, hoping to balance the aggregate, but Manchester City with their stunning Guardiola imbibed system of play, gained momentum and scored two goals to nothing to get the finals ticket – goals coming from Riyad Mahrez who is becoming more dangerous as weeks pass.
Neymar Jnr couldn’t help it. He is surely disappointed from his earlier comments about the return leg.
How would you describe Manchester City’s performance on tuesday night?
Boss Guardiola deserves much accolades and the players who displayed so much confidence and were unintimidated by the France favourites.
Former Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart on BT Sport said, “This is a huge moment, people say this club has not got history at European level and it hasn’t, but it has a real soul – people have been through the highs and lows.
“It’s a process and I’m really pleased for the fans. It’s a huge moment and fully deserved, but it’s not done. This is not a club that wants to get to finals, this is a club that wants to win finals.”