Guardiola challenges his Man City players to see off PSG

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Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola is fully aware that the job is far from over and told his players to believe in their ability to finish off Paris Saint-Germain next week to reach the club’s first ever Uefa Champions League final.

Guardiola’s men claimed the initiative in the Champions League semi-final against PSG as they came from behind to secure a 2-1 victory in the Parc des Princes on Wednesday to take a vital lead back to the Etihad Stadium on 4 May.

Man City reached the last four for the first time in five years under Guardiola.

Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez scored the two crucial away goals after Marquinhos headed PSG ahead after 15 minutes.

“At 1-0 they were good, we could not press well. We didn’t have the good possession in the right positions but that sometimes is normal,” said Guardiola.

“This club does not have much experience in this stage of the competition, but I think it will help us to realise that we are ourselves or anything can happen. I think the second half we were incredibly aggressive and played really good.

“If we play shy and not who we are, then anything can happen as they have the quality to turn it around.

“But if we play with quality like we did in the second half maybe we’ll have the chance to reach the final,” he added.

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By FARPost Reporter

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