‘I want to win. He won’t play’ – Guardiola gives verdict on his star player ahead of Champions League final

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Manchester City and Chelsea have a huge Champions League final to contend on May 29. It’s the first time City will play in the Champions League final, but it’s a more familiar territory for Chelsea who have reached two finals and won one — the victory over Bayern Munich in 2012.

City boss Pep Guardiola has already lost twice to Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea, in the FA Cup and in the Premier League, and Guardiola is planning on a victory this time around.

Manchester City record striker Sergio Aguero faces a fitness test to play before the league season ends on Sunday, and would be aiming for a place in the squad for the Champions League final.

Aguero has lost his starting berth under Pep Guardiola and is set to leave City at the end of the season.

When asked if Aguero could face Chelsea in the European final on 29 May, Guardiola said he will “take a decision which is the best to win”.

Pep has now hinted that he’d name his best possible squad to face Chelsea, and Aguero may just not be in it.

“I would say I would be cold,” he said. “I have to be.

“If Sergio is fit he is going to help us, that is for sure. If he is going to help us score goals he is going to play, but it’s the final of the Champions League.”

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