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Kyle Walker vows boozy night ahead and Pep Guardiola forgets he’s live with F-bomb interview

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Jun 10, 2023
Kyle Walker vows boozy night ahead and Pep Guardiola forgets he's live with F-bomb interview

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Kyle Walker and Pep Guardiola gave memorable interviews as they celebrated Manchester City’s Champions League victory.

City triumphed over Inter in Istanbul on Saturday night to finally win the Champions League.

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Rodri’s goal proved decisive on a historic night for CityCredit: Getty

Rodri netted a beauty shortly after the hour mark to condemn the Serie A side to a 1-0 defeat as City completed an incredible treble having also won the Premier League and FA Cup.

In doing so they matched Manchester United’s prestigious 1999 achievemet – and Liverpool who won the League Cup instead in 1984.

And emotions were clearly running high as both Walker and Guardiola were pulled away from the celebrations to speak to BT Sport.

Walker, who did not start the match, gave an emotional interview where he opened up on his speech to the squad before kick-off.

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But he also apologised to England boss Gareth Southgate after admitting a big after-party will follow.

Ex-United star Rio Ferdinand asked him: “What’s your drink of choice and what’s the first track you’re going to play when you get in the hotel?”

Walker replied: “Anything in front of me, Gareth I’m sorry, just give me anything in front of me, I’m just gonna destroy it. I’m destroying it!”

Talking about his speech, he said he told teammates as he took his place on the bench: “I said my dreams in your hands, it’s as simple as that. No pressure!

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“There’s no pressure but you can’t say that Inter deserve it more than we did or we deserve it more than Inter did.

“We’re both here by merit, commiserations to them, but there has to be a loser.”

Walker was not the only one running hot as Guardiola almost immediately dropped an f-bomb in his chat with BT Sport host Jake Humphrey.

Looking exhausted, the Catalan coach said: “I am tired, calm, satisfied of course.

“This f***ing trophy is so difficult to win. It is impossible!”

He was a little more measured in the party to come, insisting he was going back to the team hotel to celebrate with family.

But he was not wrong in how hard his side found it.

Inter’s Federico Dimarco hit the crossbar while City goalkeeper Ederson pulled off two incredible saves towards the end of the match to keep a clean sheet.

Guardiola added: “It was not going to be any different. Inter are really, really good.

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“Antonio Conte is a very similar style. They find the strikers.

“They link really well. They keep the ball. We were so anxious.

“John Stones was the free man and we could not find him. But we had to be patient.

“We were a goal down in Porto but not tonight. We had to be lucky.”

City’s historic night makes them immortal in football after completing the treble following a long season.

Having leapfrogged Arsenal late on into the Premier League campaign, they defended their domestic crown by finishing the year five points clear of the Gunners.

And United were vanquished in the FA Cup final after two excellent Ilkay Gundogan volleys, which could prove to be his last key performance as his contract expires at the end of June.

But the Champions League was the one trophy that City have craved more than anything since their billionaire owners took over in 2008.

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They finally have their hands on the piece of silverware that has even eluded Guardiola since 2011 while they came close in 2021 before they were defeated by Chelsea.

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Inter Milan put up a strong performance but it was not enough as the City bulldozer continued its dominance of Europe, with mega-clubs Real Madrid and Bayern Munich also being left in their wake.

They did not lose a single match in the Champions League this season and no one could deny that they did not deserve to lift the trophy at the end of the campaign while there will be a party in Manchester (the blue half anyway) for days and days.

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