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Chelsea ready to challenge City.

Chelsea ready to challenge City.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel admits that they are ready to challenge Manchester City in the Champions League final.

Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has stated that his side is ready to challenge the Premier League champions in the final.

The Blues have defeated the Manchester side twice this season and the German seeks to make it 3 times.

Chelsea lost a final (Emirate FA Cup) against Leicester City but the former PSG boss seeks to make amendment by claiming this.

Read also: City boss hopeful of Champions League.

Tuchel led his former side to the Champions League final last season only to lose it to holder Bayern Munich.

He stated that he has learned from the experienced and that he learns in every match which makes him better.

Chelsea boss on learning from experince.

“I learned, of course, because I learn from every match,” says Tuchel of the advantages from having contested the game previously.

“Experience is a crucial thing in coaching and the more experience I have in coaching the better I can be.

“So I arrive smarter and more experienced for my personal second final, the same as for Tiago, but the situation is quite different because when we arrived last year there was not only one game to play.

“This now feels very different because we have come a long way of course with Frank [Lampard] through the group stage, and then through all the knockouts and this is a very different feeling.”

Tuchel further admits that anything can happen in the final and also claims luck is also a huge part of the game.

He stated that those wins against Manchester City in the Premier League and FA Cup gives them confidence ahead of the game.

“We know that in a final anything can happen. Luck is a huge part and the mental approach to it – who can handle the pressure and the little details.

“Who can release the pressure better with the first positive moments in the match and then adapt constantly to what happens. This is very important.

“But those wins helped us a lot to bond, to grow and to arrive with a lot of confidence.”

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Chelsea ready to challenge City.
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