Metropolis suffered a late collapse on the Bernabeu to overlook the prospect to succeed in the ultimate for the second yr in a row.
Patrice Evra was probably the most vocal detractor however Guardiola, who has watched his group transfer to inside 4 factors of the Premier League title because the defeat in Madrid, was fast to remind former Manchester United defender Evra that he was a part of the group which misplaced closely to Guardiola’s Barcelona facet within the 2011 remaining.
“Specialist former gamers like [Dimitar] Berbatov and [Clarence] Seedorf, Patrice Evra and these sort of individuals, they weren’t there [in Madrid],” Guardiola informed a information convention on Friday.
“I performed in opposition to them and after I performed in opposition to them I did not see this type of persona after we [Barcelona] destroyed them within the Champions League remaining in opposition to United. It is the identical character and persona. We do not have persona as a result of we concede two objectives in two minutes after we had two possibilities to attain and we do not have persona? After the final 4 video games we rating 22 objectives we have now unbelievable persona. I am sorry however I utterly disagree about this.”
Additionally on Friday, UEFA fined Man Metropolis €14,000 (£11,910) for the “improper” conduct of their gamers throughout their Champions League quarterfinal second leg draw in opposition to Atletico Madrid.
In the meantime, Metropolis can take one other step in direction of the title in the event that they win at West Ham on Sunday.
Liverpool face Chelsea within the FA Cup remaining on Saturday and by the point they play once more within the Premier League, Metropolis could possibly be six factors clear with a superior objective distinction.
Kyle Walker, John Stones and Ruben Dias have been dominated out for the remainder of the season however Metropolis will give Aymeric Laporte and Fernandinho as a lot time as doable to show their health forward of the journey to the London Stadium.
“They [Laporte and Fernandinho] are in remedy for these two days and we’ll see on Saturday,” Guardiola stated.
“I feel they’ll try to we’ll see which gamers can be found to play. I feel [until] the day of the sport we won’t be able to resolve precisely on the provision of the gamers.”
If Laporte and Fernandinho do not make it, midfielder Rodri could possibly be pressured into motion on the again alongside Ake.
“I stated earlier than, if we have now to deal with these absences for a couple of months we will likely be in large bother,” Guardiola added.
“However for one or two video games, the gamers will do their finest when not taking part in of their place. The focus and focus once you play in one other place is increased and like we noticed in opposition to Wolves, they’ll do it advantageous.”