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London: Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said that the scheduled match, tomorrow, Saturday, against Chelsea in the English Premier League, will not have an impact on the two teams’ confrontation in the final. Champions League.
Manchester City will host the Chelsea team, coached by Thomas Tuchel, tomorrow, Saturday, in the thirty-fifth stage of the English Premier League, and Manchester City can win the Premier League title for the third time in the last four years, by winning the match tomorrow.
Then Manchester City will meet Chelsea again in the Champions League final, to be held in Istanbul, May 29.
The two teams also met together in the semi-finals of the FA Cup last April, and Chelsea won at that time, but Guardiola confirmed that it was not a series of meetings connected to each other.
Guardiola said in statements published by the British news agency “BA Media”, today, Friday: “It might have looked like it if we were going to play the final within a week or six days, but after tomorrow’s match, we will have 21 or 22 days (before the final match),” So many things can happen. ”
“We are only intensifying our focus,” he added. Of course he is the same opponent we will face in the final, but the English Premier League is very important, and we should not be distracted by it.
Guardiola continued: “We are not busy now with the Champions League final because we have not yet counted the English Premier League title, I am very careful.
He added, “When we win the English Premier League title, and we hope to achieve it tomorrow, we will shift our focus to the Champions League final.”
Manchester City is one step away from clinching the league title after defeating Crystal Palace on Saturday, and it could have been crowned the next day if second-placed Manchester United were defeated by Liverpool, but that match was postponed due to mass protests.