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Pep Guardiola: Man City 'ready' for history in CL final

Pep Guardiola says that Manchester City are "ready" to make history in the Champions League final.

City take on Premier League rivals Chelsea in Saturday's (29.05.21) showpiece and Guardiola insists his squad are prepared, even if he is unsure of his starting lineup.

Guardiola said: "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."

Guardiola has reached his third Champions League final - and his first with City - but insists that the journey will only memorable if the club wins the trophy for the first time in Porto.

He said: "I never thought at 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."

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