There’s no much for a manager to say after his side beats another 7-0 on the day, and 10-2 on aggregate.
So don’t judge Pep Guardiola too harshly for his words following Manchester City’s Tuesday demolition of Schalke in the UEFA Champions League.
[ RECAP: Man City 7-0 (10-2 agg.) Schalke ]
“It was a clear result,” Guardiola said. “We are happy to get to the quarter-finals. We didn’t start that well, we were a bit scared to play. But after it went 1-0, we relaxed and decided to play and be aggressive.”
“We have a lot of injured players so we want to continue this run and get those players back fit,” he said. “Everyone has to compete with each other to play. They all want to play. Everybody tried to play, be bold and keep going.”
So yeah, pretty much full strength (Shoulder shrug emoji).