Pep Guardiola has revealed he gushed over Zinedine Zidane throughout their non-public dialog on the Etihad Stadium on Friday evening.
Manchester City shocked Actual Madrid for a second time in 5 months to assert a deserved place within the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-1 victory.
Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus took benefit of errors by Raphael Varane both facet of a Karim Benzema equaliser to finish a 4-2 mixture victory over the 13-time winners.
After a niche of greater than 5 months between the 2 legs of a pulsating tie as a result of coronavirus pandemic, City will now go ahead to the newly-arranged last-eight match in Lisbon subsequent week, when they’ll face Lyon.
Regardless of the match being performed behind closed doorways, City seemed pumped up from the outset and decided to drag off a repeat of their well-known victory on the Bernabeu in February.
They benefited from two horrendous errors from Varane however their relentless depth gave the newly-crowned Spanish champions little time to settle.
And former Barcelona boss Guardiola was very happy to reveal what he stated to the Frenchman after the conclusion of the sport in Manchester.
The 49-year-old stated: “I congratulated him for LaLiga. I at all times stated to win the league is probably the most troublesome title as a result of its reveals 11 months being there.
“We spoke about our households and I needed him all the most effective. He was one among my idols after I was a participant.
“I performed towards him within the nationwide staff with France and I suffered rather a lot.
“He was one of many best and as a human being he’s an instance and I like how he can characterize our occupation like he does.”