Pep Guardiola reacts to Manchester City reaching Champions League semi-finals for third straight year

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has reacted to Manchester City reaching the semi-finals of the Champions League for a third successive year.

Manchester City reached the semi-finals after beating Bayern Munich 4-1 on aggregate.

“I’m so happy for three years in a row to be in the Champions League semi-finals,” Guardiola said.  “To be honest, the result of 4-1 doesn’t show what was really in the two games from my point of view.

“I couldn’t expect anything different knowing how good they are, the physicality and ideas of Bayern Munich. I was impressed when I lived with them and I was impressed when I play against them.

“But in this competition it’s the details. Last season in the semi-final of the Champions League we lived the opposite part and in the right moments in these two games, we were there.  

“We were incredibly solid because we defended really well in the boxes and this is the area we have improved the most comparing to previous seasons.

“We controlled it better in the second half from minute one. The only regret is that we didn’t have more sequence of passes so we could finish quicker.

“But knowing the quality of our opponent, congratulations to all at Manchester City, thank you to our fans and now we rest and play on Saturday our FA cup semi-final [against Sheffield United].”