Manchester City get back to winning ways and are on to the final of the Club World Cup. Good performances from Bernardo Silva and Phil Foden helped lead the way as the club seemed to need some sun as they snapped out of a winless funk.
On to the reaction-
Pep Guardiola Reaction
The plan is to sleep, sleep and sleep! This is our plan,”
“Now we have to rest. They had one more day. We will have a day off, have dinner together and create an environment that the players know how important it is for the Club.
“To be in this final you have to do incredible things like win the Champions League.
“This may be the only time we play this in our lifetime. We are there. Tomorrow we start to watch Fluminense and see them and try to do a good performance.”
“It’s the first time Manchester City are here. I represent this incredible organisation and Club and now we play the final against Fluminense.
“This is the last step - a title the Club doesn’t have. So we’ll go for it.”
“Erling still cannot train.”
“Here we spend more time,” said Pep.
“We have an incredible captain with Kyle - he has organised many things for the team.
“But in terms of training, no way - we sleep, rest and try to be ready on the day of the game.
“Of course we will prepare something the day before the game but we need to rest good.
“Being here is unbelievable for us. We don’t take it for granted - we may never be back again.
“We will try but it is difficult! The semi-final is always so hard. The expectations in Barcelona and Bayern Munich is so high, so we knew it would be a difficult few days.
Breaking: #ManCity have successfully recorded a clean sheet, their first in nine matches.— City Xtra (@City_Xtra) December 19, 2023