Josep Guardiola was very pleased Tuesday evening about Manchester City’ s’ excellent result’ in the first game with FC Basel, in the context of the eighth Champions League finals. The English top club won with 0-4 on Swiss soil, a result that was already on the scoreboard after 53 minutes of playing,”An excellent result. We are almost in the quarterfinals”, acknowledged the manager of the Citizens.
“However, the knockout phase of the Champions League consists of 180 minutes and we will take the return seriously. But this is an excellent result”, Guardiola stressed. After 23 minutes of playing, Ilkay Gündogan, Bernardo Silva and Sergio Agüero had an interval of 0-3. Less than ten minutes after rest, Gündogan entered his second evening in a wonderful way and that was the last achievement.
“Gündogan is an extraordinary football player”, Guardiola continued,”We missed him very much last season when he was on the sidelines for six months due to an injury. That is why we are so happy. It’s not only about his quality, he’s also a personality that other footballers like to play together with.
“In the Premier League we’re in great shape, we’re almost in the quarter-finalsi, we’re in the final of the League Cup and on Monday we get a chance to reach the quarterfinals of the FA Cup. Manchester City plays with Wigan Athletic on Monday and will perform on 25 February in Wembley against Arsenal, in the final of the League Cup.
Guardiola also sees how his infirmary is emptying,”Gabriel Jesus is also coming back. With the exception of Benjamin Mendy, we will be able to have a fully fit selection in the coming weeks.
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