Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola said he has no doubt that his side will rise again after suffering a huge loss against Real Madrid in their Champions League semi-final.
The Cityzens looked set to head to the final in Paris when Riyad Mahrez strike put them ahead in the 73rd minute, taking the lead to 5-3 on aggregate until the 90th minute.
Rodrygo’s 90th and 91st minute strike was enough to take the game to extra time and Karim Benzema completed the comeback in extra time to deny Guardiola’s side a second straight Champions League final.
“We need time now, one or two days, but we’ll rise, we come up, we have to do it with our people,” said Guardiola.
“That feeling that happens in football sometimes, that has happened in history, when you are leading but you get to the end and you are being dominated – that didn’t happen to us.”
The hunt for the Champions league trophy continue for Pep Guardiola. The last time he won the Champions League as a coach was in the 2010-11 season with Barcelona.
Quizzed if the loss to Real Madrid was his toughest European defeat, Guardiola said: “I’ve had defeats that were so tough, Barcelona against Chelsea when both games were exceptional and we could not reach the final and yes it’s tough for us, we cannot deny it.”
Guardiola and his team will now shift their focus to the Premier League. City top the League with 83 points, one point ahead of Liverpool who has 82 points.