Former Barcelona manager, Pep Guardiola has encouraged his players to be ready to adjust and suffer if they want to beat Premier League rivals, Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday.
Guardiola, who won the tournament twice in three years with Barcelona, has enough experience when it comes to winning the most coveted trophy in club football. The Spanish coach has led Manchester City to a Champions League final for the first time in the club’s history and has now called on his players to give their all in order to win.
Speaking to the club’s official website in a press conference ahead of the final, Guardiola disclosed that he expects emotions to fly high but his side would keep theirs in check and apply discipline.
“Some players go out there with tension, some struggle, but they have to handle this,” he said at his pre-match press conference to mancity.com “I’m pretty sure we have to suffer to win the final. It’s nice to say enjoy it but sometimes it’s not possible. You have to be resilient and adjust. I know exactly the way we want to play, with whom we are going to play and I am not going to bother them much.”
Manchester City will head into Saturday’s game full of confidence having secured another Premier League title; their third in four years, earlier this week. The Cityzens would be hoping that Guardiola delivers the trophy on Saturday and writes his name in the club history forever.