JEDDAH: Josep “Pep” Guardiola, the manager of the English Premier League side Manchester City FC confirmed that the 20th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup 2023 hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) was very special and wonderful, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Friday.
He made the remarks during the press conference held following Manchester City won its first title in the 2023 Club World Cup, which was held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), the SPA reported.
Guardiola expressed his happiness with this great win and achieving the team’s first world titles from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
Guardiola further said that they were lucky at the start of the competition with the Fluminense side, and they tried to control and pass the ball in a distinctive technique.
Manchester City Manager Lauds FIFA Club World Cup 2023 in KSA as Special, Wonderful
Manchester City player Julian Alvarez, who won the best player in the 2023 Club World Cup final match, stated that he is very happy that he won the World Cup for national teams and the World Cup for clubs.
Manchester City player Phil Foden was cited by the SPA as saying that “Playing the Club World Cup for the first time and winning it in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) was a very wonderful experience, as every person was generous to us, the organization was good, and it was a nice experience.”
Manchester City player Nathan Ake said that the matches were tough, but the whole experience was wonderful. He added, “We were welcomed beautifully and we were able to win the mega tournament, so it was a good experience in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).”