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Some defeats do not leave you and that appears to be the case with Pep Guardiola, as the Manchester City boss quipped a “Real Madrid time” joke during an appearance on a Golf podcast.
On their way to a 14th Champions League victory, Real Madrid overcame the Premier League champions with a stunning late comeback at the Bernabeu. Two injury time goals in two minutes from substitute Rodrygo dragged Carlo Ancelotti’s side into extra-time, before Karim Benzema sent them into the Champions League final from the penalty spot.
It was a gruelling, painful defeat that consigned Guardiola and his side to another season without a Champions League title. And the loss appeared to still be on his mind as he joked about their late goals three times.
During an entertaining appearance on Tubes and Anges’ Golf Life podcast, Guardiola challenged former Soccer AM star Tubes (Peter Dake) to a pitch off, which saw them pitch ten balls each into two target zones, one worth five points and another worth ten.
As Tubes was trying to beat Guardiola’s tally of five, the former Barcelona boss joked he was in “Real Madrid time” when the host went down to his final two balls. “Okay, two left, now Is Madrid time now, Real Madrid time, two left”, Guardiola laughed.
“Fergie time, now it’s Madrid time. Oh my god, now, it’s honestly Real Madrid time.” While Tubes was not able to surpass Guardiola’s tally during his “Real Madrid time” nobody could blame the Catalan if he was yet to really move on from his Bernabeu miser.
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Pain and disappointment was etched all over Guardiola’s face after Benzema sent the La Liga giants into their Champions League showdown with Liverpool. “We were close,” Guardiola said after the defeat in the Spanish capital. ”The players gave everything. We were so close but we couldn’t do it.
“In the history of football, this happens. With the people supporting them, it’s more difficult.
“I had defeats in the Champions League, tough defeats when we could not reach the final, so there's no doubt it's hard for us. We can't deny we were so close to the Champions League final.”
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