Manchester City is advancing to the next round of the Champions League. With a convincing two leg sweep of Borussia Monchengladbach, 4-0 in aggregate. The men in blue have made it a habit of getting out of this round and now look forward to a stacked group of clubs in the next round.
With goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan, Pep and his men have had a fantastic first three months of 2021. The next round is close and for now, we await opponent.
On to the reaction-
Pep Guardiola Reaction
“We are in a good moment in the way we are playing,” he said at his post-match press conference.
“This is my only concern because after the results will come.
“We are playing good. We are playing how we want - to have a lot of control through the ball. The best way to defend is to have the ball and we have it.
“Every pass and every movement has sense. Everyone is in his position. We are doing well and hopefully that can continue on Saturday [against Everton].
“A few weeks ago we were there and we fought and struggled a lot to win and it will be the same because it is a final. We will prepare and be ready for that.”
“Today is good. We are going to celebrate it. Everybody is fit. But everything can change in one day,” said Pep.
“The international break is coming up and we don’t know how people will come back.
“We have Leicester, then the Champions League, then Leeds and then the Champions League… I don’t know what is going to happen.
“That is why we had to forget about the quarter-finals and just win this game. We have to do what we have done the previous seasons.
“On Saturday, if we deserve it we will go through against Everton and if not we will be out.”
“We have a good rhythm right now, but for he managers, in this world today it is about how you manage unpredictability.
“I have a feeling they will come back with just two months left and we will need four games to win the Premier League.
“I want to arrive in the end to win the title and in the other ones, make as few mistakes and win as best as possible.
“We are playing good. We are playing in terms of what we want. The best way to defend is to have the ball and every pass and every movement has sense.
“We are doing well and hopefully that can continue on Saturday. A few weeks ago we were there and we fought and struggled a lot to will and it will be the same because it is a final.
“We will prepare and be ready for that.
“It is important to win, no matter what, no matter when. We are close. We have games to play. Sometimes when you win a title early, it is not good for the knockout competitions because when you have to fight for one it helps you fight for the other ones.
“That is why we just have to focus on the next game. Don’t focus on the quarter finals; this is the best way and after we will see what happens.”
CMON CITY Round of 8 ✔️ Quarter-finals pic.twitter.com/qMgoAOX6hY— Fernandinho (@fernandinho) March 16, 2021