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Pep Guardiola Confident yet Cautious ahead of UCL Final

Catalan ready for final!

Manchester City FC Training Session and Press Conference - UEFA Champions League Final 2021 Photo by Victoria Haydn/Manchester City FC via Getty Images

Pep Guardiola is ready for this CL Final to kick off. As are all City fans. Pep stressed the need to be resilient in this match and be prepared to suffer. He talked about that and much more in the pre match press conference.

Let’s see what he said-

“Some players go out there with tension, some struggle, but they have to handle this,” he said at his pre-match press conference.

“I’m pretty sure we have to suffer to win the final. It’s nice to say enjoy it but sometimes it’s not possible. You have to be resilient and adjust.

“I know exactly the way we want to play, with whom we are going to play and I am not going to bother them much.

“It is an incredible privilege to be here. I never expected at the start of my career to play one final of the Champions League. Now we are here. We are lucky.

“I know exactly what I am going to tell them. I don’t want to bother them too much.

“The guys who are anxious or nervous I am going to tell them it is normal and the guys who are more relaxed it is normal as well.

“Everyone will handle it their own way.”

“Terrible,” he added when asked what it is like to leave players out.

“It is an absolute disaster. I don’t have any nice words to feel relief about the guys who won’t play.

“My advice is stick with the team because there are five or six substitutions and everyone will play a part.

“I just feel incredibly sorry for all of them, because they deserve it, but it is what it is.

“I am going to select a team to win the game. There is no alternative.”

Think it’s safe to say we are all ready for this match to get underway. City and Pep are ready as can be and now we await the day. The players should be fully focused and Pep will be touching up final details. Can’t wait!