- Pep Guardiola will aim to win the Champions League with Manchester City when they play Chelsea in the final on Saturday, May 29
- Chelsea and Manchester City have met twice in recent months with the Blues claiming victory on both occasions
- Guardiola has however admitted that the game in Portugal will be tough, further admitting that his side will suffer
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has admitted that their Champions League final showdown against English rivals Chelsea will be a very tough one.
Chelsea and Manchester City face off at the Estadio do Dragao in Portugal on May 29 as they fight for the prestigious UEFA Champions League silverware.
Pep Guardiola who is leading the Citizens to the final of the competition for the first time in their history is already speaking ahead of the showdown.
He stated that the moments his side suffered when they faced Borussia Dortmund and PSG was good for their experience.
The manager was quick to admit that Chelsea have a very strong squad and says it would be a pretty difficult game in Porto. He said via si.com
"We will not have 90 minutes one side dominate, we are going to suffer but when we get momentum we will have to use it.
"I'm the happiest man in the world to be here. It is a privilege. We will try our best and a good advertisement for football.”
Both teams have met twice recently, with Chelsea winning on both occasions, and it is believed that Pep Guardiola’s lineups were heavily rotated, causing some to believe that City could have the tactical upper hand in the final on the basis that Guardiola has ‘not shown his cards’.
Meanwhile, Kevin de Bruyne appears to have handed Manchester City a boost ahead of their Champions League clash against Chelsea.
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The Belgian star took part in the Citizens' training earlier this week, thereby ruling out speculations that he will miss the highly important encounter.
He has been out of the Citizens squad for the past two games due to a muscle setback but could taste action when they face Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday, May 18.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Pep Guardiola has revealed that Sergio Aguero is close to agreeing a deal with Barcelona this summer after ten years with Man City.
The Spanish gaffer became emotional as he said the legendary Argentine forward is irreplaceable while speaking in a post-match interview.
The 32-year-old signed off in style as he came in as second half substitute to score two goals against Everton during the Citizens' 5-0 win.