Man City boss Pep Guardiola faced one of his most heart-breaking defeats when Real Madrid scored two goals in the dying minutes to reach the final of the Champions League. They now have only the Premier League to look forward to where they have a slender one-point lead and cannot afford any slipups. Their first test will be against Newcastle who has been in swashbuckling form in the second half of the season.

“Of course, we can analyze. But in this type of game, there are a lot of emotions involved and now I prefer to be focused on Newcastle. In sports, especially, there are more bad moments than good moments. I am so comfortable handling these types of situations. Sometimes I am more comfortable in that than when I am handling the success,” Man City boss Pep Guardiola said. “Manel takes care of me, that is enough for him. He is a friend of mine for many, many years. For many, many. He was the best athlete in his sport. He has an incredible sense of what is happening in the team. Not about the tactics but what is happening in the team, what we need, and what we are looking for.”

“It helps me a lot, especially in the bad moments. We share our sadness. Our sorrow is always together. And, of course, in the good moments too. He has a role, an important role in the club. He is an incredible person to my family. For the club as well,” he added. “Defeats are always full of feelings. With successes, you are mixed. Sometimes you could do better. The defeats, you feel it. And you have to feel it to make it better when the good moments come.”

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