“Being in the quarterfinals for the seventh year in a row is awesome”


Although Manchester City are clear favorites in their match against FC Copenhagen, Pep Guardiola stressed, after securing qualification with a 3-1 win at the Etihad Stadium, that “reaching the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the seventh year in a row is absolutely amazing.”

For this success, Pep thanked the club’s owners for “giving him time” to build a competitive team. “Now we are respected,” The Catalan coach assured after the game in statements to TNT Sports

Only in the first season did he not reach the quarterfinals

Guardiola arrived on the Manchester City bench in 2016 and since then they have only failed to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League in one season, the first.

“I remember that When I arrived the club didn’t believe we could do it. It’s a process, step by step,” recalls Pep. “The problem is that in modern football coaches don’t have time. But they gave me (City leaders) time, they gave us time, credit to them. “Now we’re a team that believes we can do it.”

City, Champions League finalists in 2021 and champions in 2023, will meet their next rivals in the March 15 draw. “Let’s wait and see. The most important thing is to be here for the seventh year in a row, it’s very impressive,” said Guardiola.

Source: La Verdad


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