Wednesday 05 May 2021
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has apologized to his players who did not play against Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of the Champions League semi-final.
Guardiola made 9 changes to his team against Paris Saint-Germain from the team that fought the last match of Crystal Palace in the Premier League.
City defeated Paris Saint-Germain at the Etihad Stadium (2-0) to qualify for the final in the gold and second leg matches (4-1), and appear for the first time in its history in the final of the champions.
At the post-match press conference, Pep said: “At the beginning, I would like to apologize to the players who did not play today. They had a great season, and I know how hard it feels not to play today.”
Pep Guardiola also thanked the owner and president of Manchester City in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his second comment after qualifying for the Champions League final, and all employees in various departments.
Bibb added: “I would also like to salute all the former players like Colin Bell and Mike Summerby, but especially to those who came after the acquisition from Abu Dhabi and took the club to another level, such as Joe Hart, Pablo Zbalita, Vincent Kompany, David Silva and Sergio Aguero who did not.” He is with us here. ”
Pep continued: “We defeated Paris Saint-Germain, who defeated Barcelona 4-1 and beat Bayern Munich. We fought a lot, and we were the best by a large margin, and we achieved a great and wonderful victory.”
Guardiola ended: “Qualifying for the final is a deserved and important step after a wonderful season for us in the Champions League, during which we achieved 11 victories and tied only once.”