Published: Fri, October 26, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Pep Guardiola Reveals Wife And Kids Were Caught Up In Manchester Bomb

Pep Guardiola Reveals Wife And Kids Were Caught Up In Manchester Bomb

The Premier League champions did not enjoy their last visit to Ukraine, having been beaten 2-1 in December a year ago and will not want a repeat of that result.

With City coasting, Guardiola replaced De Bruyne with Bernardo Silva with around 20 minutes remaining - the Portuguese responding by scoring for the third successive game for club and country.

"In FC Barcelona or in Bayern Munich everything that happened, the next time (day) it is in... the media".

Man City will, however, be without four of their first-team for the game though, which could make things slightly interesting for Guardiola's side, according to the club's official website.

Guardiola was speaking in a wide-ranging interview which will be aired in full on 5 Live on Thursday evening.

"Our first half was the best first-half performance we have played in the last three seasons", Guardiola said.

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"Of course it is not about everyone come here, but they have to try to do it. People are dying, it needs open arms to go in there and try to help them".

"I think it's good for the young players like John Stones that they learn to play in different positions".

As well as admitting it will be impossible to train another team like Manchester City in England because "I feel love from the people there", Guardiola also gave his thoughts about the wider issues in society, including the refugee crisis.

"The people love you - if your t-shirt is blue, you are mine".

The 47-year-old said: "I met him more as a person, it was fantastic".

"I don't know what kind of society we are going to do because it's not about the law, it's about humanity", he said.

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"I like that, after what happened in Manchester at the Arena, now it is a song for the people".

"Mateo fought for his life for months and we told [Silva] that whenever he needed to go back to Spain and stay there, there would be no problem", he said.

The Citizens suffered a defeat at the hands of Lyon by a 2-1 scoreline in their opening Group F game.

"Silva is strong, I think he's more mature, I feel like he laughs more now, he talks more".

Meanwhile, City captain Vincent Kompany hailed Stones, saying: "He's an intelligent player with so much ability on the ball".

"We tried to call her again and it didn't work". We did really well today, we had lots of chances and we scored three so we're happy.

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