We used pain to beat Real Madrid – Pep Guardiola says

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has said Manchester City used the ‘pain’ of the heartbreaking defeat to Real Madrid last season to get revenge on the Spanish giants.

Manchester City beat Real Madrid 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night to progress to the final of the Champions League.

“I had the feeling these last days that we had a mix of calm and the intention to play these type of games,” Guardiola said.

“All the pain we had last year was there today. It was really tough the way we lost. We had to swallow the poison and say, ‘I want it’.

“It was there, the energy from one year. This team is so humble. I’m so proud. They take every competition so seriously. I hate arrogance in sort, when you believe you are something that you are not. Today they got their reward. Life always gives you a second opportunity.”