What a great European night for Manchester City! The Blues absolutely destroyed FC Basel in the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16, winning 4-0 and basically guaranteeing a spot in the quarter-final. Pep Guardiola and the players were obviously very happy after the game, and here’s a full recap of their post-match reaction:
Pep Guardiola Post-Match Press Conference
“Gundo is an extraordinary player. Last season we missed him a lot when he was injured. Not just his goals, his personality to play, he was fantastic. I am so happy for him.
“Four-zero away - it’s amazing result, but the Champions League is 180 minutes in total.
“Vincent came back; Delph came back… a lot of players are back from injury. Gabriel is coming back soon. Apart from Mendy, we will have all the squad soon.
“We are almost there in the quarter-finals. I’m not saying it’s done but we’ve had an amazing result. We defended the long balls quite well, but we were clinical today.
“My experience in the UCL last 16 is it is only over after the second game.
“If we are able to go to the quarterfinals, that’s better than last season.
“It’s not easy to keep the level we have been playing at, but we did it. Overall, I’m delighted. Now we prepare for the next game against Wigan on Monday.
“We are still in February. In the Premier League we are in an amazing position, 16 points in front.
“But nothing is won yet. Like we said in the beginning, game by game. We try to arrive focused and win the games.”
Muy bien primer paso en octavos de la Champions. A seguir así! Y felicitaciones @IlkayGuendogan por el doblete // A strong first step in the #UCL Round of 16. Let's keep it up! Props to @IlkayGuendogan for the brace C'mon City! pic.twitter.com/fmmeBkR12I— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) February 13, 2018