Pep Guardiola was proud of the attitude that his team showed in tonights match against Sporting Gijn. The Bara manager said, we won a match against a very defensive side in a match that turned against us. I’m happy with how the players reacted. Theyve done it again. The fans had a great time because we appealed to the epic [spirit] that this Club can sometimes have.
Despite not being able to use Messi in tonights match, the manager knew that his team wouldnt falter: the players took a step forward tonight.
Its very necessary to win games like this throughout the year. Guardiola believes that tonights game against Clementes side will reinforce the Catalan club in the future. The way this game was won reinforces our morale, said that manager. Guardiola also highlighted the self-esteem of his players.
This Wednesday, Bara is to face Bayer in the return leg of the Champions League knock-out stage. We have to try and enjoy this tie as we try to get to the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the forth year in a row, he said. Guardiola also warned that the tie isnt over despite the 1-3 from the away leg, and that his team should not underestimate their midweek opponents.
Praise for Keita
Guardiola had special words for Keita. He scored a golazo [amazing goal], he never plays poorly. He does his best whenever I need him. He makes my job easier. I hope he can stay in this house as long as possible.