On Friday, Pep Guardiola expressed his confidence that Manchester City is fully prepared to move past their loss in the 2021 Champions League final and focus on winning the trophy.
They will face Inter Milan in Istanbul on Saturday. City experienced a 1-0 defeat against Chelsea in Porto, which remains their sole appearance in the final of this prestigious club competition. During that match, Guardiola received criticism for making unexpected changes to his lineup by excluding Fernandinho and Rodrigo, who were key players in their previous successful matches.
He Said, “I am pretty sure that two years ago what we planned, what we had in mind, was to have success against Chelsea. It didn’t work and that is why all the people said the decision was wrong,”
“Tomorrow will be the same, have a plan, have an idea and communicate to the players. We are ready.”
Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City’s talented Belgian playmaker, experienced a heartbreaking conclusion to the match when he was forced to leave the field in tears following a collision with Chelsea defender Antonio Ruediger.
“We were not good enough on the day and you have to accept it,” De Bruyne said on Friday. “Luckily we have another chance, another opportunity to prove we can win this competition.”
Manchester City aims to achieve an extraordinary treble by securing their first-ever Champions League title, following their successful defense of the Premier League and a recent 2-1 victory over Manchester United in the FA Cup final. This triumph was made possible by two crucial goals from Ilkay Gundogan.