Despite the defeat, Pep Guardiola wanted to retain the good run of his club in the Champions League this season.
Pep Guardiola will have to wait to lift the Champions League for a third time! Winner of the event with FC Barcelona in 2009 and 2011, the coach led Manchester City for the first time in its history in the C1 final but his team lost 1-0 against Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.
Ironically, this is Manchester City’s only defeat in the Champions League this season. Despite the immense disappointment, Pep Guardiola prefers to be positive as he confided to our colleagues from RMC Sport a few minutes after the final: “It’s a very good course for us, with a great season (Manchester City won the Premier League, editor’s note). We will learn, we will come back. The players have been exceptional. We created chances at the start of the game, it was a good game, well done to Chelsea. The players did it all. Sometimes you win, sometimes you don’t… I’m not surprised by the game, Chelsea weren’t able to play as well as they usually did and had to use long balls. “