Noel Gallagher tore up Liverpool supporters in an exclusive interview with talkSPORT, calling them “the worst losers but the terrible winners”.
The former Oasis superstar and big fan of Man City was at Wembley on Sunday to see his beloved team win their third consecutive Carabao Cup with a 2-1 defeat against Aston Villa.
Sergio Aguero and Rodri scored for Pep Guardiola’s team to put City under control, but Mbwana Samatta’s header shortly before half-time gave Villa hope to be upset.
However, they failed to find a way to overtake Claudio Bravo a second time and City saw 90 minutes to keep their trophy.
Gallagher chatted with talkSPORT during post-game celebrations and insisted that the winning trophies at Wembley never get old.
“We’ve been here 17 times now, and I can’t really believe it,” said guitarist supremo. “But I never get tired of it, never – we’ve spent enough years in the desert.
“We already played Man United here in the FA Cup semifinals and I thought it was the best thing that ever happened to the football club. I was in America at the time and went back just for the day to see it, because I wanted to see my team go out to Wembley during my lifetime.
“I didn’t know it would be the first of all times.
“But we have been great … every time we come here, we win. We have lost several times – against Arsenal and the famous against Wigan – but other than that, we do it well. We show up for big games. “
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The Carabao Cup victory came four days after City achieved perhaps its greatest performance under Guardiola’s reign, with a defeat back from Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Gabriel Jesus and Kevin De Bruyne scored for the Premier League after the opening of Isco to give City a great chance of reaching the quarterfinals of the competition – and Gallagher was at the Bernabeu to take advantage of the incredible night .
He continued: “I was in Madrid on Wednesday and I have to say it was one of the best away performances in Europe I have seen since City – ever.
“Now that doesn’t mean much because we haven’t had many – but it was an incredible night.
“If that doesn’t give the team the belief that they can continue and do it, then nothing will ever do.
“But it will be a tough match when they come back to ours.
“Today was important because we have won a trophy now, so the pressure is off.”
City have won each of the last two Premier League titles, but are set to cede their crown to Liverpool – who are 22 points ahead of the table even after seeing their unbeaten run end at Watford on Saturday.
Guardiola is now focusing on Europe, with Real Madrid’s defeat proving that City has what it takes to finally get their hands on the European Cup.
Gallagher believes ‘destiny’ moves Liverpool and City to the continent, with two rivals guaranteed to face each other in Champions League final in Istanbul in May – match expected to take place at the same stadium in which Liverpool has completed its remarkable comeback. win Milan to win the 2005 Champions League.
And, of course, the famed Man City fan couldn’t help but tear up Liverpool fans while discussing European ambitions.
“Liverpool, for all their singing fans, have been the best team in England once in 30 years,” said Gallagher.
“You have to wear it on this lot, they are terrible winners; worst losers but bad winners too.
“But they have been the best team once in 30 years and we have to try to imitate them in Europe, one way or another.
“We are getting closer and fate pushes us to face them in the final; for some reason, I can see it, and in Istanbul too.
“It would be a terrible thing for everyone’s mental health if we were to play it.
“But I’m looking forward to the rest of the season.
Listen to Noel Gallagher’s interview with talkSPORT, in full, above…