When asked whether the result helps them looking forward to the rest of the season, Guardiola said: “Of course it’s important.
“Especially because they were in incredible focus. I saw the guard of honour, how they work inside, how focused they are, not even say thank you, just focus to the game.
“I know in the first minute how incredible focus they are champions of Europe and champions of the Premier League and that’s why I give a lot of credit for our victory.
“I think they drank a lot of beers last week but they arrive here with no beers in their blood to play and compete against us and that’s why I give a lot of credit for what we have done.
“And maybe it will help us for the game against Arsenal in semi-final of the FA Cup and the semi-finals with Madrid, and we have to continue that way to arrive in the best condition for those games. We’ve won two titles and are on course for two more, we are going to try to finish in a good way.”
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