Pep Guardiola - This is 'one of the best days' of my coaching career

Guardiola - This is 'one of the best days' of my coaching career

19/03/2017 at 18:49Updated 19/03/2017 at 22:53

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that the 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday was 'one of the best days' of his coaching career.

City went behind at the Etihad when former Blue James Milner scored from the penalty spot but they levelled through Sergio Aguero.

City had chances to win the game but despite this Guardiola seemed happy after the game.

Speaking to Sky Sports afterwards he said "You cannot imagine. It is one of happiest days of my career as a manager. I am so proud. After the Champions League, the last few days at training people were so, so, sad, people don’t talk too much.

Jurgen Klopp embraces Pep Guardiola

Jurgen Klopp embraces Pep GuardiolaAFP

"We arrive here against Liverpool who have no Europe all season and one week to prepare. The spirit, how we played, it is one of my happiest days as a manager. We created more than them.

"Our problem is we don’t score when they are easy goals. At least we showed spirit that we didn’t show in the first half in Monaco. When you approach one game after 10 games winning nothing is special.

"You have to consider the situation we played this game, how we played against them, a top team - they have exceptional players – means a lot to me. That is why I am so happy."

The quote from Guardiola certainly caused some scratched heads amongst those watching, especially considering all he has won in his career.

Klopp was satisfied with his team's performance but said that he felt his team could have won.

"To get a point at Manchester City for each team in the world is absolutely OK," Klopp said.

"There were a few situations where we couldn't defend their quality. We could have won this game, because we forced the goalkeeper into a few outstanding saves.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp gestures to fans after the game

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp gestures to fans after the gameReuters

"We a phase between 50-70 where we had them and didn't close the game. We let them recover on the pitch, so they came back.

"They deserved the goal, but we could have scored more. Two highly motivated sides, both wanted to win until the last seconds."