After congratulating Real Madrid on their wins, the Barça manager has said “life isn’t always about winning” and expressed his conviction that his team will bounce back from this in La Liga and the Champions League.
Josep Guardiola has promised that Barcelona will recover from their cup disappointment and will
show that in their remaining La Liga and Champions League matches. “It is always nicer to win
than to lose. Life isn’t always about winning. We’ll get over this, of course we will.
These players have shown that many times”.
Part of the game
Guardiola went on to admit that his payers “are logically sad
because we didn’t win … but that’s all part of the game.” As far as the
Barcelona manager is concerned, they now have to “analyse this defeat, and look at what we
did well and what we didn’t do so well, and press on. There will be time to think, and we
need to digest this properly. We have to lift ourselves up, because the season is nearly
La Liga and the Champions League
FC Barcelona are still in the hunt for the league title, in which they are eighty
points ahead of their immediate rival, Madrid, who they also meet in the Champions League next
week. “Now we have to finish of the league and try to get through the semi finals of the
Champions League. We have to be prepared mentally” he said.
Guardiola also had words of praise for both sets of fans and the cup champions
“Madrid had a great first half, and we had a good second half, and also did well in extra
time. Either side could have won it, and it ended up being them”.