Tuchel sends message to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola ahead of Champions League final

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Ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against Manchester City, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has warned Pep Guardiola that anything can happen.

“I don’t know if it’s an advantage but we are aware of it, that we closed the gap to Man City for two games and we did it in a very short period of time, and it’s not so long ago,” says Tuchel.

“We know that in a final anything can happen. Luck is a huge part and the mental approach to it – who can handle the pressure and the little details.

“Who can release the pressure better with the first positive moments in the match and then adapt constantly to what happens. This is very important.

“But those wins helped us a lot to bond, to grow and to arrive with a lot of confidence. Man City is the benchmark, again they are the champions and we are the guys who want to hunt them and want to close the gap.

“We are the guys to challenge them and this is what we’re going to do in Porto.”

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