Manchester City secured a place in the first Champions League final in the history of the club. Already this weekend, they could win the title in the Premier League. On the way to both trophies, they will meet Chelsea. If they celebrate against Blues in the 35th round of the elite rank of English football, they will become the national champion for the seventh time in history.
Pep Guardiola spoke to the media before the duel with the team of Thomas Tuchel praised the German expert and pointed out that he is still not thinking about the final of the elite competition. Before tomorrow's duel with the team from London, the citizens are sitting at the top of the table with 80 points won, 13 more than the city rival United, which has a match less.
They need two points in the last four games to mathematically secure the title, so it is clear that City could become the champion of England on Saturday. Guardiola does not hide that his title in the championship is the most important.
"I always just said that the most important title is in the Premier League. On the financial side, the Champions League may be the most important, but there is no doubt that this is the most important thing." "The Champions League is always special and beautiful, but when you win a league it means that you were constant among many other things.
We have four more games left, we need two points - one victory. Tomorrow is the first opportunity and we will try to use it " He also used the opportunity to congratulate Chelsea on their placement in the Champions League final.
"First of all, congratulations to Chelsea. They played great against the kings of the Champions League, Real Madrid. I'm not thinking about the final, anything can happen in 20 days. We will try to play with the players we choose."
The final is still far for the Spanish expert. "Right now we are not thinking about the final at all, because we have not secured the Premier League title yet. When we do that, whether tomorrow or in the next few weeks, then we will be able to dedicate ourselves to the Champions League, but I am too careful to talk about something I haven't done yet."
"We still need points I could say we're thinking about that game but no one knows how Chelsea is playing. It's not the same as when we last played with them." "People think the guys who played against Dortmund and Monchengladbach will play in the final, but I really don't know that now.
Everyone has to be ready, Chelsea will play differently so I want everyone to get involved in the next couple of weeks, to get ready for the final. " English clubs have been dominating the international scene lately, and the Citizens' coach agrees with that.
"It was said earlier about Spain and people said that they were financially more powerful, but maybe the situation was better in England. In this period, English clubs manage to reach the final stages of the Champions League and Europa League."
"We will see what happens, but my impression is that the English clubs are getting better. I am sure that Barça, Madrid, and Bayern will always be at the top, now Inter, Juventus. I hope that Milan can join them."
"PSG is always there.We are aware that there are many top clubs, but the truth is, it used to be Spain, and now English clubs are doing very well "