Manchester City Mercato: After the terrible defeat against Real Madrid, Pep Guardiola spoke about his future, suggesting a departure.
Pep Guardiola stunned after City’s loss to Real
In a totally crazy scenario, Real Madrid qualified for the Champions League final against Manchester City last night. A match that could sound the end of the story between Pep Guardiola and the English club. Winner 4-3 in the first leg, the leader of the Premier League started with the favors of the prognosis, but it was without counting on the dexterity of the Madrid team. When the referee blew the final whistle, Karim Benzema and his teammates qualified by beating Manchester City 3-1. An inexplicable end to the game for the City manager.
“When we were better, we were qualified for the final, we had the game under control and they started playing with Militao, Asensio, Vinicius and Rodrygo, and they managed to score. I knew we were not in the final, I have experience, but we were close. They are capable of making history, I’ve said it before and they should be congratulated. We had a hard time getting into the game, it’s a hard blow, it’s normal. We lacked a little something in the first half and in the second half we were better and managed to score, and then there were those two minutes, “said Guardiola on RMC.
And inevitably, such a turnaround can leave traces for a Guardiola who dreamed of a second Champions League final with the Skyblues, after that lost last season against Chelsea.
Manchester City Mercato: Pep Guardiola does not rule out a departure
Interviewed after the game, the Spanish technician left doubt about his future, he who has a contract expiring in June 2023. “I do not know, I am happy and we have done great things here, but… We’re here for now, we’ll see in the future, “said the former Barcelona coach to the microphone of Movistar. This new disillusionment of Man City on the European level may have been the one too many for Guardiola, especially after the significant investments made to offer him a competitive team. As a reminder, the Santpedor native has been in charge of the Citizens since July 2016.