Guardiola: Goals came against run of play

Date published: Wednesday 26th February 2020 10:58

Pep Guardiola said that both Manchester City and Real Madrid scored against the run of play in their Champions League meeting.

Goals from Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne saw City overturn the lead Madrid had built when Isco finished in the second half.

Guardiola insisted it was a job half done, while being hesitant over the extent of Laporte’s new injury.

“We tried to come here to win the game and we did. This is just the first part,” he told BT Sport. “If one team can overcome this situation, it’s this club.

“When we were better, we conceded a goal. When they were better, we scored a goal. That’s football.

“I remember the quarter-final a few seasons ago at Anfield when we played incredibly well and they scored all their shots on target.”

The evening also had some bad news as Aymeric Laporte limped off, and Guardiola admitted that it was too “demanding” to expect him to last.

“After five months injured in this scenario it’s so demanding [for Laporte]. Fernandinho came in and did incredibly well.

“I’m so proud. This is the first step. It’s not over. We can enjoy the moment.

“On Sunday we have a final. We’ll keep going in the Premier League and prepare for the second game against Real Madrid.”

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