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12th Jun 2023

Julia Roberts congratulates Pep Guardiola on Champions League win

Callum Boyle

Pep Guardiola

Pep’s idol has spoken

Pep Guardiola’s dreams came true this weekend after Julia Roberts congratulated him on his Champions League victory.

Manchester City won the Champions League for the first time in their history, completing a historic treble, after Rodri’s second-half strike saw them beat Inter 1-0.

Earlier in the season, Guardiola revealed that Roberts was one of his big inspirations and after his brilliant achievement, the Pretty Woman star posted a message of congratulations on Instagram.

She said: “Congratulations @pepteam ⚽️🏆 for leading your team to be UCL champions.”

Pep Guardiola

Roberts’ congratulations comes after the Spaniard admitted that he was disappointed to hear that she had visited their rivals Manchester United and not City.

Speaking after Man City’s 7-0 win against RB Leipzig in March, Guardiola claimed that he would always be a failure because of Roberts.

“I am a failure in the Champions League,” he said. “If win the Champions League three times in a row I will be a failure.

“I have three idols in my life. Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Julia Roberts. These are my three idols.

“Julia Roberts years ago came to Manchester – not in the 90s when Sir Alex (Ferguson) was winning titles and titles and titles. She came in the period where we were better than United, in these four or five years, right?

“Even if I win the Champions League it will not compare to this disappointment I had.”

Hopefully Roberts’ heartfelt message to Guardiola will allow him to rest easy now.

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