Riyad Mahrez was the great protagonist of the 2021 UEFA Champions League semi-final won by Manchester City against PSG with his brace: it is a historic qualification to the final of the Champions League, the first for the English club.
In the press conference Mahrez said: "We cannot deny that we are happy because we have worked hard to get this far and we have made a difference. It has been a very good season but now we have to continue because we are in the final and that will be the biggest match important.
Chelsea or Real? I don't know they are two very strong teams, we will enjoy the victory and then we will watch the game."
Pep Guardiola: "This is a historic milestone"
Pep Guardiola analyzes the victory over PSG which brings Manchester City to the 2021 UEFA Champions League final for the first time in its history.
He said: "For us it is a historic night, this was a club that was normally stationed in the middle of the table and in 10-12 years it has invested a lot to get to this point. thinking like this is fine. For us it is an incredible goal.
Even today in the first half we had some difficulties because they managed to play behind the pressure line. Luckily there was no Mbappé. In the second half we went better, we tightened with the full backs. We scored two goals from the counterattack against a team that every year wins the championship in France, they eliminated Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
I don't even know how to play like that. But I think that in the box you have to arrive with many players and not already be there, then maybe in the final we will use them and if we lose they will say that we will have lost because a striker has played.
Now we will work until the final, we hope to win the next game in the league and win. are the Premier and then prepare ourselves in the best possible way. I think I have improved because my experience in Germany has also improved me.
I can't ask for more for my career, when I started I didn't think I could do what I did. But with Barcelona or Bayern it was normal to reach the final, with City it is historic and we will always remember it."