Pep Guardiola returned to the failure of his Manchester City team in the Champions League final.
Pep Guardiola’s wait for a new Champions League title continues after his last loss to Chelsea on Saturday.
Manchester City are yet to win the coveted European title, but the Catalan has defended his club and his players.
“There are great teams in this competition who have won it four, five or six times in 60 years,” Guardiola told Movistar after the game.
“We could have played a little better in the first half, but it was our first time [en finale]. We didn’t face too much danger. “
“They had a chance. We were strong defensively and we had chances. We didn’t grab them and they won.”
Manchester City did not go far and Pep Guardiola knows how thin the margins were.
“The game was very close,” said the Spanish manager. “We played well against a very tough team.” Having won the Premier League title, Guardiola is relatively happy with how the season has unfolded.
“We have had a great season,” he said. “We are sad to have lost. We had occasions, especially at the beginning with [Raheem] Sterling and [Phil] Foden. We had more consistent attacks in the second half. “
“We were a little passive in our movements at the end of the first half. We competed well, but it was the first time here.” We congratulate Chelsea on the victory. “