Mentor “Manchester city” PEP Guardiola commented on the victory over the Spanish “real” (2:1) in the match of 1/8 final of the Champions League:
“We created a lot of chances and scored twice because of their errors. We forced them to go forward to attack, but it is very difficult to do against our team.
In the first half we had problems with the attack, but after the break we began to make wider use of our wingers, and everything began to turn.
I think that Gabriel Jesus was the best player of these two matches. He scored in Madrid earned a penalty and scored today and made a pass. He played a key role in our victory.
We beat real Madrid in both games. This is important. After all, we are here to win the Champions League. While we only did one step. If we believe that this is enough, it will show its weakness. If you intend to win, you have to beat the giants.
Glad that we finished in the quarter-finals because we beat real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane has never lost in the playoffs. We know what this team – she has won this tournament three times in a row. Our victory over real Madrid gives us to understand that we are able to take the Champions League.
I spoke with scouts from our club (about “Lyon”), and they advised me to keep an eye on. We have eight days to prepare. Now enjoy this success and then start thinking about Lyon.
We were unable to beat Lyon, when was the last time you met him [in the group stage of the last Champions League]. In two games we took only one point. They easily beat us here. There we also had hard times, scoring only thanks to Sergio at the last minute.”