Pep Guardiola says Manchester City have learnt lessons from their last Champions League final loss and does not want to repeat the same mistakes again.
The Cityzens lost to Chelsea in the final two seasons ago with Kai Havertz scoring the only goal of the game as the blue side of Manchester missed out on the title.
City have an opportunity to make amends and face Inter Milan in the final of this season’s tournament with a view of winning a historic treble.
Speaking at his press conference, Guardiola said:”I would like to tell you the lessons but I don’t know. It’s a different game, a different time, different players. What we had in mind was success and to play a good game against Chelsea but it didn’t work. That is why all the people said it went wrong.
“Tomorrow we will be the same. We will have a plan, an idea and communicate that to the players. If it goes well, the day will be good. If it goes wrong, the day will be bad. We are ready. I have a feeling we are ready and the players will give absolutely everything. Go for it.”
He added that his side would need to maintain stability and play their own game to avoid being upset by the Italians.
“It’s important when you play a final to have stability in what you have to do. But in finals there are moments that can become crazy. In those moments there are no tactics and it is just desire,” he continued.
“It depends on the game and what is going on. But you have to be stable in finals. Defend well, attack and have control. You have to be patient. The most important thing is thinking it is 0-0 and we are not losing. Italian teams at 0-0 can think they are winning but they are not.”