Coach Pep Guardiola opened his mouth about the pressure of winning.
Manchester City will face off against Real Madrid in the second leg of the semifinals of the 2022-23 season European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England at 4:00 am (Korean time) on the 18th.
Manchester City are in a slightly better position. A week ago, in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabéu, Manchester City conceded an early lead to Vinicius Junior, but Kevin de Bruyne’s wonder goal resulted in a 1-1 draw. Although the away goals system has been abolished, it is encouraging enough that they did not lose on the road.
If you only go to the finals, you have a good chance of winning. Because the opponent in the final is Inter Milan. Inter Milan, who met AC Milan in the semi-finals the day before the clash between Man City and Real, succeeded in advancing to the final with an aggregate score of 3-0. Although it is a formidable team as it beat Porto, Benfica, and AC Milan in turn from the round of 16, it is natural to expect Man City’s superiority in objective power.
For Manchester City, the pressure to win the title is intensifying. After conquering England, he aimed to become the king of Europe, and in order to realize it, he appointed Guardiola, the world’s best manager, for the 2016-17 season. But he still hasn’t been able to lift his big ears. He reached the final for the first time in the history of the 2020-21 season and won the title, but lost to Chelsea. The longer the period of UCL unrelated, the more skeptical reactions towards Manchester City and Guardiola.
However,토스카지노 Guardiola kept in check the atmosphere that seemed to take Man City’s ‘winning’ for granted. According to the British media ‘The Sun’, he said: “My legacy is already special. I have already been on this stage several times. Over the years, people will have to remember this team that scored many goals and conceded few goals. We has accomplished a lot,” he said.
“People have to remember that. It’s full of really good pages. I don’t know if they will remember it or not, but we definitely had a good time,” he said, proud of the team and his achievements.