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Guardiola says Man City ‘want more’ after reaching semis

Guardiola says Man City 'want more' after reaching semis
Pep Guardiola (R) celebrates with Phil Foden and Kyle Walker (L) © Getty Images

Man City manager Pep Guardiola says his team “wants more” as they advance to the Champions League semi-finals, with the Premier League champions on track to win four titles this season.

Guardiola’s team is on track to win the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup, and League Cup for the first time in club history.

They also ended a three-year streak of exiting in the quarter-finals by reaching the Champions League semi-finals at the fifth time of trying under Guardiola.

“I am incredibly happy for this club, for this chairman and for the fans, everyone,” he said.

“For all of us, it was necessary to get to the semi-finals and now we want more.

“It’s time to celebrate and drink a lot of wine, then prepare to face Chelsea (in the FA Cup semifinals on Saturday).

“We need three victories to be Premier League champions, so it’s important to keep going in this way.”

Guardiola also praised City’s match-winner Foden, who had also scored a 90th-minute goal in the first leg to secure a 2-1 home victory last week.

“The second goal from Phil in Manchester was crucial,” said Guardiola.

“You had the feeling he is a guy who never hides and he always creates something, he scored two important goals to help us reach the semifinals.”

Ilkay Gundogan, City’s man-of-the-match, said his team had shown determination by coming back from behind.

Guardiola says Man City 'want more' after reaching semis
Jude Bellingham © Getty Images

Dortmund took an early lead thanks to England midfielder Jude Bellingham, but City advanced to the last four of Europe’s elite club competition for the second time thanks to a penalty from Riyad Mahrez in the second half and Foden’s powerful shot.

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“It means a lot to be honest, this club and this team deserve it,” Gundogan told BT Sport.

“Today once again we showed character, we didn’t play well at all in the first 15 minutes, we struggled and we weren’t brave enough and were scared to lose something. That was obvious.

“After conceding the first goal we were able to get hold of possession and create chances.

“Our target was to score the first goal of the second half and get the game back into our hands.

“That’s exactly what we did.”

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