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Pep Guardiola Says He Was 'Emotionally Damaged' By Bayern Victory

Pep Guardiola Says He Was 'Emotionally Damaged' By Bayern Victory
By Kevin Dowling Updated
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After the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal last night, Pep Guardiola says he was 'emotionally damaged ' and has 'aged ten years' after yesterday's win. He admits that despite losing, Bayern Munich were the better side for the major part of the game.

Manchester City welcomed Bayern Munich in the Etihad last night. It is the tie of these quarterfinal stage. However Manchester City were majestic and hammered the Bavarian side 3-0.

Goals from Rodri, Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland gave them a big lead before travelling to the Allianz Arena next week.

The game was tighter than the scoreline suggested. Thomas Tuchel's team had more of the ball during the game and even had four shots on target.


Pep Guardiola reacted to this victory by saying it wasn't an easy win for his team:

It was not comfortable. I'm emotionally destroyed. I've aged 10 more years today. It was such a demanding game. Now I have to relax.

Pep Guardiola believes that the tie is still far from over

The Manchester City coach told his players that even with a 3-0 heading into the second leg, Bayern Munich can still come back and his players must still perform at their very best. He said that Bayern are able to score three goals and maybe more in front of their fans:


I knew exactly what we had to do. If you don't perform really well, Bayern are able to score one, two or three. I know that. The players know that. It's an incredible result, but we have to play our game with a huge, huge personality over there.

Guardiola also mentioned that he knew his team would have the chances to score goals in their stadium and get a win in the Etihad Stadium. Manchester City only need a better result than a 3-0 loss if they want to make it to the semi finals. However, they will play for a win in the Allianz Arena:

I had the feeling we would have our chances and at our stadium we can do special things. I know what this win means, but we're going there to score goals and to try to win the game.

Manchester City have never been so close to the semi finals as they are now after last night's massive win.

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