The Key Quotes From Pep Guardiola's Post-Atletico Press Conference
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 05: Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Leg One match between Manchester City and Atlético Madrid at City of Manchester Stadium on April 05, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images)

Manchester City made sure that they made the most of their home advantage on Tuesday night, securing 1-0 victory against Atletico Madrid.

Pep Guardiola spoke to the press following the game to give his thoughts on what was a hot-blooded affair.

On His Substitutes

"The guys were playing well, but we know with Gabriel [Jesus] and Phil [Foden] had a special energy, and Jack [Grealish] the quality to keep/play the ball.

"Today, the manager was so clever."

On Kevin De Bruyne

"He’s in the best moment of the season right now - he is sharp, he’s quick, positive and his influence now again is massive and he made an exceptional goal with his combination with Phil [Foden]."

On Atletico

"Tough opponent. For 25-30 minutes they played 5-5. We were patient enough except the first 5-10 minutes of second half.

"We didn't attack with the right rhythm, but yeah, it's a good result. Unfortunately we had more chances but 1-0 to go to Madrid is tough."

On The Second Leg In Madrid

"We played an incredible top side which is difficult to face. We had chances to score, especially a second and third.

"We had to be focused with that we do as it is not easy to face this team. We will go there to try and score a goal and with the game."

On Controlling Emotions In Madrid

"We have to control our emotions and do what we have to do [in Madrid]. There will be a referee there in an incredible stadium, a good environment."

 

 

 

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