Pep Guardiola admitted “this f****** trophy is so difficult to win” after watching Manchester City lastly finish their await Champions League glory.
Rodri’s aim secured a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Inter Milan in Istanbul to finish the treble derby rivals Manchester United achieved in 1999.
Asked how he was feeling after the presentation, Guardiola instructed BT Sport: “Tired, calm, satisfied of course. This f****** trophy is so difficult to win. It could not be different, we knew it.”
City weren’t at their fluent finest as Inter annoyed them for lengthy durations however they received there ultimately, a lot to the Spaniard’s delight.
He added: “Winning this competition, the treble, is so difficult, so that’s why it’s not important the way, it’s enough to get it.”
City dominated the primary half however couldn’t discover a manner by Inter, they usually have been dealt a blow when star man Kevin De Bruyne limped off earlier than the break.
However, Rodri’s candy 68th-minute strike proved decisive and sparked wild celebrations on and off the pitch, although not earlier than Federico Dimarco hit the bar and Ederson saved properly from Romelu Lukaku and Robin Gosens.
Guardiola stated: “At the end, Ederson, they could draw, maybe Phil [Foden] could have scored a second one. In this competition, it is [the toss of] a coin and that we were there, I think it was written in the stars. This season, it belongs to us and we did it.”
Asked what had modified about his facet to lastly get them over the road in Europe’s largest membership competitors, the City boss stated: “I think we defend a little bit better in the box with our four central defenders, who are proper defenders. We made mistakes, but I had the feeing we were solid.
“We didn’t make a bad, bad game, a little bit anxious at the start, but in general it was not bad and with the momentum we started winning the Premier League, the FA Cup and now finishing here.”
City’s momentum grew through the season after a testing begin as Arsenal took the Premier League by the scruff of the neck, though they returned after the World Cup finals in decided vogue and timed their run to perfection.
Asked if it had been a irritating begin to the marketing campaign, Guardiola stated: “It was not frustrating. It was maybe not our best level, but Arsenal were beyond exceptional.
“But after the World Cup, the team made a step forward and we were there.”
Guardiola admitted he couldn’t even start to consider subsequent season and the duty of defending the membership’s titles, however questioned the knowledge of his gamers heading off on worldwide responsibility after their celebrations.
He stated: “Right now, I don’t have any energy to think about next season, it’s impossible. We need to have a break, the season is too long.
“Most of these guys go to the national team to play again – honestly, UEFA, FIFA, think about it. We finished the Premier League what, two or three weeks ago? They’re on holiday and they come back for two weeks?
“These guys will have two or three weeks off and after, start again next season. It’s too much.
“Anyway, next season will be next season and of course we are going to start from zero. This is our job.”