Guardiola: “Qualification depends on us, we will do everything to go to the final”


Statements ahead of tomorrow’s (17/5, 22:00) second semi-final for the Champions League against Real Madrid, made by the manager of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola.

The Spanish coach emphasized that his team will do everything to celebrate the qualification to the grand final of this year’s event, praised the “queen”, while also referring to how his team should be presented. so that he gets the coveted victory!

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What the Manchester City coach said in detail:

“We will try to play a good game. I’ve been told the stadium will be packed. We love this event. We have been in this phase many times. We are not stupid, we know how important tomorrow’s game is. Because of the organization, because of the opponent. I’ve already told the players to feel lucky to be here and to enjoy it. Qualifying for the final depends on us. We will do everything to pass.”

“Undoubtedly, it will be a game full of passion. We will have to execute our plan better than we did in the first semi-final. We need to create more phases and control the counter attacks. Real Madrid is the toughest opponent we could face, but we will be ready. We have to play better than we did at the Bernabeu. We have to show that we deserve to qualify. We have to do what we know and have done successfully so far.”

“We have won all the titles, except for the Champions League. Of course we want it, we wish it. We have to be smart to beat Real. Being here is a dream come true. No one can guarantee us that we will be here in the future”.

For absences: “Except for Ake, everyone else is ready. De Bruyne is fine”.

For who is the favorite: “I do not know. Honestly, I have no idea. The team that deserves it will go to the final. We have to be perfect. If we are not, we will have a very difficult time. I hope tomorrow we play as we know. I’ve lost more Champions League semi-finals than I’ve won, so I know what I’m up against.”.

For the eleven: “I can’t tell you. I don’t think I’ll do anything strange, we’ll do what we’ve been doing until now. We have enough weapons to beat Real”.

On whether he knows the secret of Real Madrid, thanks to which he stars in the Champions League: “If I had known, I would have tried to copy it. Their successes are due to having players of the highest level. For this reason we also succeeded in Barcelona”.

Source: Sport Fm

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