Man City was knocked out of the FA Cup semi-final by Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea.
Pep Guardiola was accused of disrespecting the FA Cup when he made eight changes to his side after beating Borussia Dortmund in midweek.
City’s hope of winning a quadruple by Hakim Ziyech who scored the winning goal in the FA Cup semi-final.
‘Do you think we don’t pay attention to the game?’ said Guardiola, in a passionate defence of his team and their efforts this season.
‘It was a tight game. We were not able to win. Congratulations Chelsea. Chelsea is a top side. With the amount of new players that came to Chelsea this season, this can happen.
‘But if you don’t believe we don’t pay attention for that, what would happen if the result today was completely different and we win? What happens? With eight changes?’