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Guardiola meets Klopp for Hall of Fame dinner

Pep Guardiola, manager of Manchester City, praised Jurgen Klopp, his colleague from Iverpool, after Sunday’s spectacular 2-2) tie between the two teams, rivals for the title in the Premier League.

Manchester City led twice, but could not afford the top match in the Premier League against Liverpool (2-2) on Sunday. But Pep Guardiola praised the show of the two teams and greeted the management of Jürgen Klopp, with whom he arranged a championship dinner at the end of their careers.

“He makes me a better manager”

“He makes me a better manager…his teams are positive, aggressive and want to attack,” the Spaniard confided after the meeting. I try to imitate him. We’re not friends, we’re not going to dinner together, we’ll have dinner one day in the Hall of Fame, I have his phone number but I’m not calling him. I have a lot of respect for him and he knows that next Saturday we will try to beat him.”

Indeed, the two teams will meet for five days in the FA Cup semi-final. Meanwhile, they are neck and neck in the battle for the Premier League title with a very small advantage for the Cityzens, leaders one point ahead of the Reds with seven games to go. “Seven games in the Premier League is a lot of points. We have to play away, they have to, but I had the feeling we would perform well. I don’t know what will happen. The way we played against a team that I have a lot of admiration.”

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Then the former Barca technician went into a philosophical diatribe over the importance of the result according to that of the beautiful game, while showing blind faith in his team. “It made me think a lot, offensively, defensively, it made me think for so many years about playing the way they play,” he continued. I want to win the Premier League, but it doesn’t matter. It’s important. We are so good and I think all our fans enjoyed it I had a feeling we would miss the chance to get four points but I told you you can’t win, you can’t lose, a draw isn’t over even with a win I would have said it wasn’t over (the race for the title, editor’s note) We know what we have to do, go to Madrid (in the Champions League, against Atlético, Wednesday, 9 p.m., on RMC Sport ), FA Cup then we are done. The Premier League is as big as possible.”

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