What did Guardiola say after Manchester City's victory over Copenhagen?

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Spanish coach Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, expressed his happiness with his team's 1-3 victory over Copenhagen in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16.

The match, held at Parken Stadium, saw City scoring three goals through Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, and Phil Foden, while Copenhagen's only goal was scored by Magnus Mattsson.

Guardiola said in his statements, "The performance was really good, and I am very proud. The victory is important, and today the win came perfectly."

He continued, "I am really proud of the team. The third goal helped us a lot, and I hope we can finish the job at our home ground and move on to the next round."

The City manager added, "It was important not to lose the match here. We played wonderfully from the first minute. We conceded a goal, but sometimes that happens."

Guardiola went on to say, "In the second half, the opponent played with five defenders at the back, but overall we coped well. We played at the perfect pace, and I am very happy."


He added, "The performance Kevin De Bruyne has shown since his return from injury is exceptional. The first goal was fantastic, and the same goes for Phil Foden, who provided the right pass and tempo. Big players show up in big moments."

Guardiola continued, "It's a moment of truth. We started wonderfully, and we need to finish the job. I am really happy with the result."

The two teams will meet again in the second leg at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester on March 6 to determine the team advancing to the quarter-finals.