FC Bayern München manager Pep Guardiola has said he is proud of his team despite their elimination from the Champions League semi-finals at the hands of Atletico Madrid at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday.
The Bavarians took the game to the visitors from the opening whistle as they sought to overturn a 1-0 deficit from the first leg.
However, their efforts proved to be in vein as, despite a 2-1 win, a 2-2 aggregate scoreline sees Atleti progress on the away goals rule.
“I have given my life for this team, I fought and gave my best,” Guardiola told reporters after the game.
“That’s all. We are not in the Champions League final but I am very proud of this team. We played the way we wanted to play.
“What was missing, was a goal. I am mostly sorry for the players.”
Guardiola, who is set to take over from Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City next season, hopes his successor at Bayern, Carlo Ancelotti, will build on what he’s achieved with the current squad over the last three seasons.
“We gave everything and I hope Carlo Ancelotti can maintain the level,” he said.
“The important thing is that the club has a great future and great players with a great attitude.
“Titles are only numbers I wanted to reach any final and I hope Carlo Ancelotti can achieve that.”