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Guardiola: If we want to win the Champions League, we have to beat the big teams 

Guardiola: If we want to win the Champions League, we have to beat the big teams


Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola did not give in to emotions after the success against Real Madrid (2:1) and the placement in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. He called on his players to stay firmly on the ground, because new hardships await them.

`We created a lot of situations and our two goals fell after Real`s mistakes. I tried to convince the players to go forward, to attack, but against such a strong opponent it`s not easy. We try to press and sometimes it works. , other times - no. I am satisfied with our overall performance `, Guardiola commented.

`You saw how calmly Real`s players played, they are really very good. It is important for us that we beat them twice. Zidane had never been eliminated in the eliminations. Our goal is to win the tournament. We took a step, but if we think thatthat`s enough, we will show that we are small. And in order to triumph in the Champions League, you have to beat the biggest teams, `Pep stressed. `I just talked to people from Lyon and they told me to be vigilant. We have 8 days to prepare. We will enjoy the victory and then we will start thinking about Lyon, ` added Guardiola.

As a coach, he has beaten Real Madrid 11 times - more than anyone else in the 21st century. After the Catalan specialist are Diego Simeone and Ernesto Valverde with 9 victories against the `whites`. Marcello Lippi and Otmar Hitzfeld are the only coaches besides Pep who have eliminated Real more than once in the Champions League.

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