Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola urged his players to beryllium calm and power their emotions successful the Champions League semi-final 2nd limb astatine the Etihad Stadium connected Tuesday. Guardiola's City person the accidental to scope their first-ever last successful the elite European competition.
Manchester City clasp a 2-1 pb aft a beardown amusement successful Paris past week. Guardiola acknowledges that City are chasing past but helium wants players not to springiness excessively overmuch thought to it and absorption connected the occupation astatine hand.
Guardiola, who won the trophy doubly arsenic Barcelona coach, has urged his squad to play with the aforesaid assurance that has helped them predominate the Premier League this season. City are astatine the apical of the league array and are primed to triumph the title.
"We don't privation to miss this opportunity. I person the feeling we are going to bash well," Guardiola said connected the eve of the semi-final successful Manchester.
"It's the archetypal clip astir of america are present unneurotic - I cognize what we're playing for, successful these games you don't request overmuch emotions - beryllium calm and cognize what you person to do. They person to visualise they tin bash it. What we person to bash is nary antithetic to what they've done successful past 7 months, spell retired there, play our crippled and win."
PSG guardant Kylian Mbappe is doubtful for the lucifer astatine the Etihad Stadium having missed the weekend's league triumph implicit Lens with a calf injury. Video footage circulating connected societal media showed the French World Cup victor limping connected his accomplishment successful Manchester, but Guardiola has nary doubts implicit Mbappe's availability.
"He's going to play. I'm looking guardant to him playing," Guardiola said. "For the football, for the crippled itself, hopefully helium tin play," Guardiola added.