Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, has provided a tactical breakdown of how his club will defeat Inter Milan in the Champions League final on Saturday.
The Serie A team stands between City and a Treble this year. Although many observers believe Guardiola’s team is a strong favourite, the Spaniard has stated it won’t be an easy game.
“Inter will be a team with a lot of difficulties. It’s not easy to attack the defensive system they use. We have to be with a lot of rhythm but be patient. We are not going to do it in three, four passes.
“We have to use the right tempo that we have to play in these types of games. As much as the game goes through, you become more anxious and that will be a problem.
“They are used to controlling all the games in Italy, they have good patterns and of course, we have to defend really, really well.
“It’s a final against a top team, we have to do it. We are confident and so optimistic, but at the same time I cannot deny the qualities of the opponents, especially in the final of the Champions League.”