Guardiola optimistic ahead of Champions League semi-final

Pep Guardiola is optimistic Manchester City can beat Paris Saint-Germain and reach the Champions League final for the first time in the Club’s history.

City hold a 2-1 lead from the opening clash of our last four encounter and whilst the manager believes the second leg of a semi-final is the most difficult game in the competition, he is approaching the tie with confidence.


“I would say a few things [worry me], but at the same time there are lot of things that I am incredibly optimistic for,” he said at his pre-match press conference.

“When I arrive at this stage I am more calm than before. We trained yesterday, everybody wants to play and we are going out there to play our game.

“The second leg of a semi-final is always the toughest game. More than the final.

“We are going to control our emotions doing exactly what we have to do. This is what I am looking for and [I’ll] try to convince the players this is the best way to win.

“I think we are going to do an incredible game and win the final, this is my feeling.

"If the other ones are better, all the times we went out I congratulate the opponent and try again.

“We don't want to miss this opportunity. I have a feeling we will do well.”

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