The right side of Manchester City believes that Pep Guardiola is not responsible for the defeat in the final of the C1 against Chelsea (1-0), in Porto.
Pep Guardiola is not to blame for Manchester City’s final Champions League defeat, insists Kyle Walker, who says the Premier League champions “had to do more” to win the European award. City were defeated in their first Champions League final appearance in Porto on May 29, losing 1-0 to Chelsea thanks to a first-half strike from Kai Havertz. A defeat that hurts, while the Mancuniens were considered favorites.
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Guardiola was criticized the day after the result for his decision to start the game without Fernandinho or Rodri in a midfielder role, but Walker came to his manager’s defense. “Look, people can talk (…) It’s a football game, it’s 95 minutes and anything can happen. Obviously we wanted the result to work our way, but the manager, or whoever , chooses who, according to him, can go for the result and what is best for the club “, thus entrusted the Englishman.
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“When he’s right nobody says anything and when he’s wrong – or when they think he’s wrong – people question things. I think sometimes it’s a little unfair when, as soon as Manchester City doesn’t win, it’s because of the tactics or maybe the players on the pitch, but we had to do more and it’s that simple “, he added in the columns of the Daily Mail. But the England international is not giving up, and wants to take his revenge in the future.
“I think with the team that we have, with the manager that we have, with the club that we play for, we should go and win the Champions League, we all know that. We all know that the players, at the less since I’ve been there, have been signed to go get it “, Kyle Walker noted lucidly.
“Yeah, okay we can win the Premier League and I think we’re so lucky to win three in four years, but we need a Champions League as a club because I hear a lot of people saying it’s probably one of the greatest Premier League teams of all time (…) But to be ranked as one of the best teams of all time I think you need of the Champions League “. Clear.