'I'm in love with Verratti!' - Man City boss Pep reveals admiration for PSG star after Champions League defeat
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is "in love" with Marco Verratti after the Italian midfielder helped Paris Saint-Germain to a Champions League triumph on Tuesday.
Guardiola's love for Verratti
"I'm in love with him. He is exceptional," Guardilola said. "Even under pressure, he manages to find those passes that allow the midfield to be free.
"He's not a player for long passes but you can always count on him to build the game. We managed to control him better in the second half but in the first half he was really exceptional."
'We can't control them'
Manchester City were unable to score against PSG, despite having several clear-cut chances to do so throughout the match.
PSG, meanwhile, took full advantage of their chances, with Gueye smashing in the opener in the first half before Messi combined with Kylian Mbappe to create a magestic second goal.