Manchester City is all prepared to defeat Chelsea in order to win the Champions League trophy on Saturday in the finals at Porto. Their calm nature denies the pressure they have to feel as the first team to make it to the Champions League final. Defender John Stones preview Saturday’s Champions League final match against Chelsea while in conversation with CNN.
Manchester City reached the Champions League final for the first time whereas head coach Pep Guardiola progressed to the finals after ten years when he managed Barcelona. This Champions League final is the culmination of five years of hard work for Pep Guardiola in Manchester City, but the players certainly feel different.
Speaking ahead of the Champions League final John Stones stated: “I would like to say it’s the beginning. I think it’s obviously massive for us as a club, for us as players to make that next step and make history, something that’s never been done before, and I’ve said it every year, that we keep moving in the right direction, keep moving forwards and making the right steps forward, which is so important.”
“I think as a team we’re evolving and I think the the icing on the cake is obviously winning the Champions League. But I think we’ve got to look back, as well, at ourselves … look how proud we should be.”
“It’s something that we need to do and something that we all aspire to get to is a Champions League final. We’ve made it to the quarterfinals [in] my time twice since I’ve been here. The club’s history is twice that they’ve been in a semifinal, we’ve made that next step now and it would be a dream come true to lift that trophy and finish such an extraordinary season, in so many circumstances.”