Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has insisted that there is more money behind the club as they have reached the first final of the Champions League, adding that the last five years of his time at the Etihad Stadium now “make sense”.
City beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 at home and 2-1 at home to secure an overall 4-1 victory in their semi-final, reserving a place in the final in Istanbul on Saturday (May 29th).
For Guardiola, the man lured to bring City to the top of European football, after others, after the takeover of Abu Dhabi tried and failed, is his first time in the Champions League final since last winning it with Barcelona 10 years ago .
“People believe it’s easy to get to the Champions League final. Reaching the final now makes sense from what we’ve done in the last four or five years,” the City boss said after the latest signal, quoted by BBC Sport.
Guardiola praised the consistency of his players and expressed relief that he sometimes rode their luck.
“Every day these guys are consistent. We scored a goal through the thighs [of the defensive wall] in the first game and today Marquinhos hit the crossbar in the first half – you can go out for small details, “he explained.
“Manchester United won the title [in 2008] due to the slip of John Terry and scored in the last minute against Bayern Munich [in 1999] and Real Madrid won the title against Atletico in the 93rd minute [in 2014]. This is a race that is so difficult and something in the stars is involved in it.
“I want to thank the owner, the president and the staff at the club. This club is for all the people who work behind the scenes, it’s not just about money. If you want to think you’re wrong. “
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