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Tuchel talks about facing Guardiola in the UCL final

Fri 28 May 2021 | 19:54

Tuchel thinks it’s not only about his plans and Guardiola’s plans put against each other.

Everyone knows that

Thomas Tuchel

and

Pep Guardiola

share a common respect and a strong friendship and both of them are considered to be great tacticians, but Tuchel insists that their clash in the Champions League final will not be just about them as it can demonstrate a lot of things including

Chelsea’s

win against

Manchester City

in the FA Cup.

"It’s much more than that. I would never suggest that it's me against him,"

he told a pre-match news conference in Porto.

"We don't have a match of tennis tomorrow.

"We arrive with our teams. Pep will prepare his team and I will prepare my team in the best way possible.

"We have two different experiences against them in different competitions. Two different matches, two different line-ups. Tomorrow I think they will be a very different line-up from Man City."

Tuchel, who was defeated by Bayern Munich at the same stage as PSG boss, says that he understands how hard it is to face Pep Guardiola’s team but thinks that they have the experience of facing the Citizens.

"We have the experience of how much we have to suffer and how brave and courageous we need to play in certain moment of the game,"

he said

.

"It's always tough to play against City, Bayern or Barcelona when Pep is at the sideline. He creates these teams with huge belief and a continuously winning mentality.

"They are maybe, at the moment, the strongest team in the world. They have built a huge gap between them and us in the league.

"We closed the gap for 90 minutes at Wembley, we closed it for 90 minutes at City and this is what we want to do tomorrow.

"We are very well aware that Man City is the benchmark with this team and this manager over the last years, but in football you are always able to close the gap.

"We closed the gap twice. We were courageous, we were brave and we were suffering together. We had a strong belief and strong quality."


source: SportMob