Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola has hailed Chelsea for reaching the Champions League final. The Blues sealed a spot in the final after a 3-1 on aggregate win over Real Madrid and they will now face City on May 29.
Meanwhile, Guardiola’s side celebrated a 4-1 on aggregate win over Paris Saint-Germain and reached the final for the first time in the club’s history.
“First of all congratulations to Chelsea,” said Guardiola.
“They put in a good performance against the kings of the competition in Real Madrid.
“Chelsea has done remarkably in the last period, winning games, they play good, they have always been there every year fighting for titles in Europe, it’s not a surprise.
“I have a lot of respect for Thomas.
“He has been in Mainz, Dortmund, PSG and now here. Every place he’s been he’s always done really well and his teams are always a joy to watch.
“But to be more involved more inside, what they do, I can imagine but I have not been working with him so I don’t know [what he does].
“But the more I see, and he knows it, he’s always done really well, I am not surprised.
“Huge compliments for what they have done so far.”