Pep Guardiola is on the verge of winning a first Champions League title for Manchester City. The Spaniard will take on Chelsea in an All-English affair in the UEFA Champions League final this year.
An extraordinary campaign for Manchester City has already seen them pocket two trophies in, the Premier League and the Carabao Cup and it would be an historic event if they manage to win their maiden Champions League title. However, Pep Guardiola will have a tough task of choosing his initial starting 11 for the finals.
Pep Guardiola has Manchester City to their maiden UEFA Champions League Final this season
As a player of the club, everyone would be eager to get out on the pitch and take part in the finals, but there would be some who would not get the nod and need to be satisfied with a bench role for the marquee event. Guardiola acknowledged the same and termed it an absolute disaster in having to pick his starting 11 among the plethora of stars that he has at his disposal.
When asked about having to leave players out of the starting side, Guardiola said that it is; “Terrible. It’s an absolute disaster. I advise you don’t be a manager in your life. I don’t have any nice words to feel relief about the guys who won’t play.”
“But my advice is to stick with the team, there are five or six substitutions and everybody has a chance. Everyone will be a part. I feel incredibly sorry for them but it is what it is. The selection I will do is to win the game.”
Pep Guardiola will bank on his experience from 2011, when he won his only Champions League trophy with Barcelona to deliver the same performance for Manchester City this year.