Collins reveals what Guardiola said to him after Chelsea loanee conceded NINE goals against Man City
"He said; 'tough night?' I simply said 'yes'. Then he proceeded to say what an incredible achievement it was for us to get to the semi-final," Collins told Goal, as he revealed Guardiola's kind words upon a heavy defeat. "He said that we were a credit to ourselves and he said the same to the staff.
"It was nice to have that from him. He could have just enjoyed the goals for himself but no, he had time for us, which was brilliant, when a manager of that stature has respect for us.
"I was thinking 'wow' on the final whistle. That’s the first time in a game situation that I have played against a team who are that good. It just shows the level from here to there. It is incredible, it is really frightening. I really enjoyed it but I was drained at the same time.