Guardiola heaps praise on Real Madrid star Vinicius Junior ahead of Champions League clash
The Madrid winger Vinicius Junior has received praise from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola for his outstanding season-long play.
With 16 goals and 14 assists across all competitions, the Real Madrid youngster has been in fantastic form this season.
Guardiola’s team will take on Carlo Ancelotti’s team in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal, and the City manager praised the Brazilian’s performance because he has been crucial to Madrid’s development this season.
Vinicius is a decisive player, but according to Guardiola, the team is much stronger.
As his team gets ready to play them in the first leg of the Champions League, the Man City manager was all praise for Ancelotti’s group.
“To win this competition, you have to beat the best teams, and [Real Madrid] have been the best for the last seven, eight years,” Guardiola said in a statement prior to the Champions League match. You have to deliver. “.
Guardiola also briefly addressed Vinicius Jr. also his penchant for altering the outcome of games with his magical feet.
“Vinicius Jr sinks you every time Madrid can get the ball to him. He is decisive, but the team has much more.”
Guardiola’s poor track record against Carlo Ancelotti.
Pep Guardiola is one of the few managers that Carlo Ancelotti has had trouble working with. The two managers have squared off against each other eight times over the years, with five victories going to the Manchester City manager.
However, the head-to-head record between Real Madrid and Manchester City is different. The two European powerhouses have shared four victories in their ten meetings since 2012, totaling ten victories.
In a rematch of the semifinal from the previous season, Guardiola’s team will face the current European Champions on Tuesday night at Santiago Bernabeu. This time around, the odds appear to be much more balanced than they ever have.