Video: ‘It Was Good That Mbappé Didn’t Play’ – Pep Guardiola Comments on Manchester City’s Second Leg Victory Over PSG

The first 45 minutes of the UEFA Champions League Semi-Final matchup between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain belonged to the French giants. The capital club opened up the scoring with a Marquinhos goal; however, the rest of the 135 minutes went the English club’s way. 

Manchester City scored the goals when needed and took advantage of mental mistakes made by PSG. After winning the tie, manager Pep Guardiola spoke to RMC Sport, where Canal Supporters relayed his comments regarding advancing past Les Parisiens and into the final.

“It was a tough game. [PSG] put a lot of players between the lines. It was good that Mbappé didn’t play because they are unstoppable in certain situations. We suffered a lot in the first half, but the pressing was better in the second. We defended incredibly well in the last thirty meters,” Guardiola said.

“We’re mature; it’s nice. Being in the Champions League every year is the most important. If you disappear, it doesn’t make sense. We are here; we are happy. For me, the most important thing is to win the Premier League three times in four years. It is regularity, constancy.”

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