Pep Guardiola Personally Writes To 114 Manchester City Fans Who Flew To Ukraine
Pep Guardiola has written a personal thank you to all 114 Manchester City fans who traveled to Ukraine to see them face Shakhtar Donetsk.
City had to travel to Kharkiv for their Champions League Group C clash against Shakhtar and it was a 4000 mile round trip.
The Premier League champions won 3-0 and Guardiola wanted to ensure all fans in attendance at the Oblasny SportKomplex Metalist received a personal thank you.
The message reads:
'Dear Darren, on Wednesday 18th September you and 113 other dedicated supporters made the long trip to watch us play against Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine, and I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you.
'We were so pleased to start our Champions League campaign with a victory. We faced a tough Shakhtar team but I felt that we played well, controlled the game and deserved to win.
'To have your support in these games means so much, and as I have always said, we are nothing without our fans.'
#ManCity at Shakhtar will be the York City of this generation or the Swindon Town of the previous - every City fan will claim they were there - though there is a permanent record on YouTube! https://t.co/rDpPLG16Xd pic.twitter.com/FgrxwXG3Si- Ian Cheeseman (@IanCheeseman) September 19, 2019
The Spaniard also adds that the 114 fans will receive a special reward for the reverse game at the Etihad in two weeks time.
'As a gesture of our thanks, we would like to invite you to a City hospitality experience at the return fixture vs Shakhtar Donetsk on 26th November 2019,' Guardiola added.
'On behalf of the players and the staff, I would like to thank you again for your incredible support. Pep Guardiola.'
City's hospitality experience can range from upwards of £600 a person so it's a nice gift to receive after a long trip to Eastern Europe.
City are likely to secure their qualification a week from Tuesday.
They only need one point from the game and they are yet to lose in the Champions League this season.
The game in Ukraine was relatively comfortable as two first half goals from Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan settled nerves.
Gabriel Jesus added a third just under 15 minutes from time.
City look in pole position for a Champions League charge but their hopes of a third successive Premier League are slipping away.
They were defeated 3-1 by Liverpool on Sunday and they now find themselves in fourth place and nine points off the pace at the top.
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