Guardiola: Man City vs Chelsea tomorrow is not a preview of the Champions League final

Jakarta (medialnews) – Pep Guardiola believes that Manchester City’s encounter with Chelsea in the Week 35 Premier League fixture at the Etihad on Saturday night is not a preview of the final of the Champions League between the two teams at the end of this month. .

Indeed, according to Guardiola, the gap of 21-22 days between the two matches allowed everything to change.

“First of all, I congratulate those who reached the final. They put in two good performances against the king of the competition, Real Madrid,” Guardiola said in a pre-match press conference reported by City’s official website, Friday night.

“If the final is played in a week, maybe tomorrow’s results will be significant, but after tomorrow’s game there are 21 or 22 days left. A lot can happen. We just have to focus and put some effort into it. importance to the Premier League, ”he added.

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Therefore, Guardiola has underlined that his side want to secure the Premier League title immediately before thinking about the Champions League final.

City currently lead the table with an 80-point collection with a 13-point advantage over Manchester United who have a save game.

If they can beat Chelsea tomorrow, City will make sure the English League title this season is theirs.

“I always say the Premier League is the most important title. We have four games and need one more victory and tomorrow we will try to win it,” Guardiola said.

“Right now I’m not thinking about the Champions League final at all, because we haven’t locked the Premier League title in our hands. Once the Premier League is in our hands, we’ll be thinking about the final of the Champions League and all that. is involved, ”he concluded.

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Journalist: Gilang Galiartha
Editor: Aditya Eko Sigit Wicaksono

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