Pep Guardiola claims he was emotionally drained after Man City’s win over Bayern

City manager Guardiola reached the semifinals three times as Bayern boss

Pep Guardiola claimed he was emotionally drained and had aged 10 years after Manchester City’s Champions League win over Bayern Munich.

The Sky Blues are almost into the semifinals after a 3-0 win at Etihad against the 2020 Champions League winners.

City manager Guardiola, who reached the semifinals three times as Bayern boss, said: “Emotionally I’m destroyed. I have 10 more years today. It was so demanding a game. It was not comfortable.

“Now I have to relax – a day off for the guys, prepare for Leicester.

“After five, six minutes it was a tight game and in part of the game they were better than us. It was difficult to control them.

“In the last minutes of the (halves) we were better and we scored three fantastic chances.”

The first half was evenly contested but City claimed the initiative with a spectacular strike from Rodri after 27 minutes.

A powerful header from Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland’s 45th goal of a remarkable season wrapped up a convincing win as City stepped up the pressure in the second half.

He said: “It was an incredible result but I know a little bit what can happen in Munich.

“If you don’t perform really well they are able to score one, two, three. I know that, the players know that.

“It’s an incredible result, but we have to do our game with huge, huge personality. If we don’t do our game anything can happen.

“To knock out these teams you have to have two good games, not just one.”

Haaland set up Silva’s goal before netting himself to establish a new record for the most goals scored by a Premier League player in a single season.

Guardiola said: “He’s always a threat. In the first half (he was) not in the game but in the second half we started to play better and he was part of the game.

“He showed he has the quality to assist as well. He is not just a top scorer.”

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