The elimination of Manchester City in the semi-finals of the Champions League against Real Madrid amused more than one. Like Patrice Evra, ex-captain of the Red Devils who declared that “Manchester City need leaders, but Guardiola doesn’t want leaders. He cannot coach players with personality. He chooses his teams like that. He did it at Barça but to control everyone. When things go wrong, he always decides”.
An outing that had greatly irritated the Cityzens supporters after the rout against the Merengues. At a press conference this Friday, the Catalan technician wanted to address a response to his detractors. “It was our same character and personality when we lost to Madrid in the last two or three minutes. The old specialist players like Berbatov, Seedorf and Patrice Evra, and those kind of people weren’t there. I played against them, and I didn’t see that kind of personality when I destroyed them, when we destroyed them, in the Champions League final against United.”he explained in a press conference, referring to the victories in 2009 and 2011 with FC Barcelona.