Pep Guardiola has denied that the 4-0 demolition to Barcelona was his worst loss of his career, pointing to a 4-0 defeat suffered against Real Madrid while he was at Bayern Munich in 2014.
A Lionel Messi hat-trick and Neymar strike saw Barca to a resounding win in the Champions League on Wednesday
“The worst defeat of my career was with Bayern against Madrid,” he said, via AS.
“It was the whole situation and the mistakes I made with the starting line-up.”
Guardiola felt his team created enough opportunities to get on the scoresheet, but he praised Barca’s quality.
“Last time with Bayern [in 2014] we didn’t create chances but today we did, we created chances to score one or two goals,” he said.
“But Barca can punish you, they have a lot of quality. We controlled, except the goal.”