Pep Guardiola, Manchester City coach, said on Tuesday, after eliminating PSG, that they have three weeks to prepare for the Champions League final and that now is the time to “enjoy”.
City reached the final by defeating Paris Saint Germain 4-1 on aggregate in the tie, after 2-0 on Tuesday.
“I am very proud. My first thought was for those who couldn’t play today. Everyone has made their contribution to this Champions League. Now is the time to enjoy. We have three weeks to prepare for the final, ”said the Spanish coach at BT Sport.
“PSG is a team that has eliminated Barcelona and Bayern, so this means a lot to us. They are great competitors, it is a team built to be there, but we kept our composure. We are in the final of the ‘Champions’ ”, added Guardiola.
The Spanish coach reached his third Champions League final, the first in ten years since leaving Barcelona.
“People think it is easy. They think about it because it happened in the past and they believe that now it has to happen every year. Being in the final gives meaning to what we have done in the last five years, “he said.
“This competition is like that. We won the first leg because the ball hit an opponent’s arm. Today the VAR cancels a penalty for a hand that was not. This competition are details. United won a ‘Champions’ for a slip by Terry, Madrid won a ‘Champions’ in the 93rd minute, United came back in discount … ”, he recalled.
“The stars are involved in this. It is decided by details ”, added Guardiola