Guardiola: "Juventus and Real Madrid deserve to be in the final"

The Manchester City coach was asked for his thoughts on next month's Champions League final between Real Madrid and Juventus.


His Manchester City side took a step towards securing their place in next year's Champions League with a 2-1 win over Leicester City this afternoon but manager Pep Guardiola was asked for his thoughts on next month's final between which will see Real Madrid aiming to become the first club to win the trophy two years running against Juventus.

Pep Guardiola arrives at the Etihad for the Leicester game.

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“Atlético de Madrid feel that they are owed a European Cup after so many attempts. Football makes us believe that it owes us something but at the end of the day, football will give you things and take things away…" Guardiola told reporters in his post-match press conference at the Etihad. "Real Madrid and Juventus are two very good sides who deserve to be in the final. They both eliminated strong teams in the quarter finals and semi-finals – Juve knocked out Barcelona and Madrid knocked out a very tough side, Atlético so both of them deserve to contest the trophy”.