Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola made a strange confession after his team qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League: Even winning the competition would not erase his pain from not receiving the visit of Julia Roberts.
Pep Guardiola cheered at a press conference on Tuesday after Manchester City qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League. The Catalan manager indulged in his admission of the failure of his life. The European Champions League that he did not win with the English club? No, the American actress Julia Roberts is a big fan of her who broke her heart in 2016.
“Even if I win the Champions League, it will not be similar to the disappointment I felt.”
“I am a failure in the Champions League,” Guardiola fired in the face of the bewildered press. If I win the Champions League three times in a row, I will remain a failure. I have three idols in my life. Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Julia Roberts. They are my three idols.”
“Julia Roberts came to Manchester years ago – not in the ’90s when Sir Alex (Ferguson) was winning trophies and titles, he continues. She came in the period when we were better than United, in these four or five years, right and she went to visit Manchester United, And you didn’t come to see us. That’s why even if I won the Champions League, it wouldn’t be comparable to the fact that Julia Roberts came to Manchester and didn’t come to see us, even if I won the Champions League, it wouldn’t compare to the disappointment I had.
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The American actress traveled to Old Trafford in November 2016 to watch Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with West Ham. The Red Devils were then coached by Guardiola’s great rival, Jose Mourinho. Which may help make this “betrayal” even more bitter.
During the visit of the 2001 Academy Award winner for Best Actress for her role in Erin Brockovich, the Portuguese was fired. Julia Roberts attended the meeting with her husband, cinematographer Daniel Moder, and their three children, who are believed to be United fans. She took to the pitch with her family after the match and met Red Devils legend Wayne Rooney, his wife Colin and former United midfielder Michael Carrick. A painful memory for Guardiola.