Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola seems confident of reaching the final.
According to British media ‘The Sun’ reported on the 18th (Korean time), Guardiola predicted victory before the match against Real Madrid.
Man City won 4-0 in the second leg of the semifinal against Real Madrid in the 2022-2023 European Football Association (UEFA) Champions League held at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England on this day.
Man City advanced to the final with 1 win and 1 draw in the 1st and 2nd leg.
When Guardiola ran into commentator Rio Ferdinand after the victory, he exclaimed “Look! I told you!”
Ferdinand said: “Guardiola texted me before the game. I wished him good luck.”
“He said to me, ‘Take my word for it. We beat them two years ago. We’re going to beat them again. Trust me,'” Ferdinand said. “So I said, ‘I believe you. ‘”
Ferdinand explained: “Guardiola had great conviction and confidence. It was about three hours before the match that he texted me. It was probably pure confidence in the details of the game, and confidence in his players.”
Manchester City face Inter Milan in the final.
Manchester City are on the verge of winning the Premier League. They are also in the final of the FA Cup. A historic treble opportunity has arrived.
“We are closer. The players will think so, but we have to secure the league title by winning at home to Chelsea to give us more time to prepare for the final,” said Guardiola.
“If we play Inter Milan in the final, people will say we are the favorites. That’s the worst,” Guardiola cautioned. 메이저놀이터
For Guardiola and Manchester City, winning the Champions League is a desperate desire. Guardiola won the Champions League in the 2008-2009 season and the 2010-2011 season with FC Barcelona.
But 2011 is the last year. He managed Bayern Munich from 2013 to 2016, reaching the top of the Bundesliga three times, but no Champions League.
Manchester City is also likely to win the Premier League five times in the past six years, but the Champions League is still irrelevant.