Jeddah, Dec 23, 2023, Josep "Pep" Guardiola, the renowned manager of English Premier League team Manchester City FC, expressed his elation over the success of the 20th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup 2023, hosted by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Speaking at a press conference following Manchester City's historic win in the 2023 Club World Cup, held in the Kingdom from December 12 to 22, Guardiola described the tournament as wonderful and very special.
Guardiola expressed his joy at the team's remarkable victory, marking Manchester City's first world title achieved in the Kingdom. He acknowledged the team's fortunate start in the match against Fluminense and commended their opponent's distinctive ball control and passing skills. Despite the initial challenges, Guardiola emphasized the strength of his team and expressed his aspiration to return to the World Cup in the future to make history once again.
Julian Alvarez, named the best player in the 2023 Club World Cup final, shared his immense happiness with what he has achieved at Manchester City. Alvarez conveyed that their dreams as a team do not end here, expressing joy at winning both the World Cup for national teams and the World Cup for clubs. At the age of 23, he reflected on having secured all titles and conveyed his commitment to staying on the field to pursue more victories and championships.
Phil Foden, another player from Manchester City, described playing in the Club World Cup for the first time and winning it in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a "very wonderful experience." He appreciated the generosity of everyone involved, commended the good organization, and shared his positive impression of the overall experience.
Nathan Ake, a player from Manchester City, reflected on the challenging matches and emphasized the wonderful overall experience. Ake expressed gratitude for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to the team, underscoring that winning the tournament made the experience in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia truly special.