Guardiola hasn't spoken for ONE second about Champions League final
Pep Guardiola claims Man City dressing room hasn’t spoken for ONE second about upcoming Champions League final with Chelsea as boss urges his side to ‘stay focused’ in bid to build momentum for Porto finale
- Pep Guardiola has urged his players to maintain focus in the Premier League
- Manchester City have already secured the title but their manager wants more
- Guardiola called for professionalism building up to Champions League final
- He claimed he has not spoken once about the huge match against Chelsea
Pep Guardiola insisted Manchester City cannot take their foot off the gas in the remaining Premier League games.
City face Brighton on Tuesday before lifting the league trophy in front of their supporters at the Etihad Stadium after Sunday’s match against Everton.
Guardiola will continue to rotate his team but believes treating the final two fixtures professionally will act as perfect preparation for the Champions League final with Chelsea.
Pep Guardiola doesn’t want his Manchester City relaxing in their final two league matches
The City boss urged his team to be professional and stay focused for the upcoming matches
City were given two days off following the 4-3 win at Newcastle before returning to training on Monday morning.
‘I told them to forget the football and enjoy your time with your family as a champion,’ Guardiola said.
‘We spoke in training that we have a routine, to be focused. They’re training really good. The game against Newcastle, the people were more relaxed but I saw them today so focused.
‘We’ll play to win the next one and prepare for the final. I have no doubts the people are incredibly committed to win the three games we still have.’
Guardiola also revealed that Kevin De Bruyne is back in training in a big boost for the team
Kevin De Bruyne is back in training after injury, which serves as a timely boost for City, while Guardiola confirmed Ederson will be back between the sticks after Scott Carson’s surprise inclusion last week.
‘We’ll have six days to focus on the final after Everton,’ Guardiola added. ‘Now it is Brighton. You work to prepare for the final as good as possible.
‘We won’t be ready if we don’t prepare for Brighton. I didn’t speak one second about Chelsea. Tomorrow we’ll play to win again and this is the best way to arrive to the final. In the six days, we’ll be more focused on Chelsea.
‘Kevin is important like everyone. When we are able to stick together and push each other, it will be possible to win it. Everyone is in the same level. We’ll see what his level is, he’s fit and ready to play.’
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