Guardiola: “Sevilla has a DNA that makes it different”


The Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, confessed that he was immensely happy to play in the European Super Cup, especially since they come with the “liberation” of winning the Champions League last season, where they will face “Sevilla” with a ” AND” special.

“To play this final you have to have extraordinary things, winning the Champions League or the Europa League is not easy. Sevilla has a special character, it is something in their AND that makes them a different team. It will be a dangerous team,” he said. this Tuesday at the press conference prior to the meeting with the Spanish team.

Guardiola was delighted to aspire to the first European Super Cup for the English club, at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus. “You cannot imagine how happy we are to play in the Super Cup, because we won the Champions League. Who knows when we will play this tournament again,” he said.

In addition, the City coach recognized the importance of achieving the long-awaited Champions League. “It’s a liberation for the club. It’s always difficult to win. It was a liberation but it’s not enough, otherwise we wouldn’t be at home. We’re hungry enough to compete and challenge ourselves,” he said.

Guardiola also valued the option of being able to count on the last to arrive, the Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol. “We are happy for his debut. Unfortunately we have not spent a lot of time together. After Newcastle we will have eight days. He is here and if he is ready to play he will do it”, he stated, also delighted with the renewal of Rico Lewis and hoping that the goal Stefan Ortega will not go out this summer.

“We brought him here and I didn’t know him, descended from the Bundesliga. After the first training session I said ‘what goalkeeper do we have?’