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Guardiola ‘still not done’ with starting line-up for UCL final

Mon 24 May 2021 | 19:20

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said his men are ready to win the club’s first Champions League but admits he is yet to finalize the starting line-up for the final game against Chelsea.

The team line-up will be crucial for former

Barcelona

manager in breaking down

Chelsea

's defense and getting his hands on the trophy after ten years.

The Spaniard has indicated that he has not made a final decision over the starting XI, but he is confident that whoever plays will deliver on expectations.

When Pep Guardiola was asked whether he has an eleven in mind already for Saturday night, Guardiola told reporters at his pre-final press conference:

"They are ready, I know how good they are, all of them, I’m not going to change for one or two training sessions, like they are going to convince me. I know most of them for many years, I have an idea, there’s still the starting XI, still not done. Not yet."

On reaching the Champions League final, the 50-year-old added

: "I never thought in the beginning of the season, that this was the season to get to the final.

"Never approach this competition like this, since I started at Barcelona, we are quite similar teams what we were in the past and when we were out.

"The margins are small, when it fell down on us a few years ago, not much changed.

"We are quite satisfied to get into the final but we know if you don’t have a huge desire to win it, a huge desire to know what you have to do, then it will not be possible to win the game and win the champions league."


source: SportMob