Following Chelsea’s 3-1 aggregate semi-final win against Real Madrid, the Blues manager, Thomas Tuchel, has insisted that his side are not afraid of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City as they plan to go into the final with full confidence. Chelsea beat Real Madrid 2-0 on Wednesday night, courtesy of goals from Timo Werner and Mason Mount, to qualify for their first Champions League final since 2012 and Tuchel has revealed plans to go into the final match in Istanbul on Saturday, May 29, 2021, with positive energy.
Bayern Munich and Manchester City are the benchmark across Europe, and we want to close that gap, which we managed in a one-off performance in that FA Cup match. And we’ll need to do that again…It is the highest level we can face against Man City. And we have these huge challenges in the Premier League that keep coming. So yes, we will arrive with self-confidence and with a positive energy in Istanbul. We will arrive in Istanbul to win not to be one of the participants. We arrive with a clear focus to win
It will be recalled that Tuchel guided PSG to their first ever UEFA Champions League final last season (2019/2020), but lost 1-0 in the final to Bayern Munich. The German tactician is poised to win it this time.
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