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Pep Guardiola: Man City players still not over Champions League heartbreak

MANCHESTER :Pep Guardiola has stated his Manchester City players remain not over their dramatic elimination from the Champions League quarterfinals at the hands of Tottenham , who they tackle in the Premier League on Saturday .

City sustained injury time heartbreak in midweek while a last minute goal from Raheem Sterling , which might have sent City through , was discounted by the video assistant referee and Spurs evolved on away goals .

“If you believe it doesn’t hurt, or it’s over and forget it, I would say no,” Guardiola told a news conference. “I don’t want the players to forget what they lived.

“If they forgot what happened on Wednesday that would not be the truth — they would not be human beings. It will take time but you have to live with that feeling and play with that feeling and it’s nice.

“What we lived last Wednesday in terms of emotion and simple life, it was incredible — we were fortunate to live it. More than 55,000 people went from joy and happiness and within one second everyone was devastated. There is not an activity in this world you can put in these limits.

“Always it will remain in our hearts. The performance we did was incredible at this level. I don’t want to see my players saying it doesn’t matter what happened, I like to see them that it hurts.”

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