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“A bit of luck”- Manchester City CEO feels Real Madrid didn’t deserve to win against them, Liverpool, and Chelsea in UCL

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Manchester City had all the cards in their hands when they played Real Madrid in the Champions League sem-finals last season. However, 2 goals in the 89th and 90th minute cost them a place in the finals.

Manchester City has been one of the most successful English sides in the last decade. Winning the league over 5 times and multiple other domestic accolades. But they have failed to get their hands on the Champions League, something over which CEO, Ferran Soriano broke his silence.

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“A bit of luck”- Manchester City CEO feels Real Madrid didn’t deserve to win against them, Liverpool, and Chelsea in UCL 2

Speaking to the Dr. Football Podcast, Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano said, “We don’t make this (the UEFA Champions League) the core of our objectives because of what I said; luck plays a role in the Champions League because there are a handful of games that you can have a bad game in, in the semi-finals and you’re out.”

Talking about the Premier League said, “Whoever wins the league is the best team in the league. We say internally, ‘The league is our bread and butter. This is what we do for a living; the league’.”

“The Champions League is an additional trophy that we want but we know that it might be subject to a bit of luck so we’re not obsessed.” He also spoke about Real Madrid saying, “People say now about the success that Real Madrid have had in the last years.”

And I think it’s fair to say that there’s been a bit of luck. Maybe I could say that they deserved to lose against PSG, against Chelsea, against us, against Liverpool.”

“But, people do not remember that in the 90s, 80s, Real Madrid had a fantastic team, one of the best in history with Butragueno and they couldn’t win. They were knocked out of the Champions (League).”

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