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Pep hails his players despite defeat.

Pep hails his players despite defeat.

Pep Guardiola hails is players despite defeat in the Champions League final against Chelsea and hopes De Bruyne injury is not a big problem.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has praised his players for the performance in the Champions League final.

City lost 1-0 to Chelsea in the final after first half goal from Kai Harvertz gave the Etihad side nightmares.

Pep Guardiola who has won the Champions League with former side Barcelona didn’t fault his players after the game.

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The Catalan admitted it was a tight game with fellow England team and claim they played well in their first appearance in the Champions League final.

“It was a tight game and I think, being the first time in the Champions League (final), we played a really good final,” the City boss reflected.

“We showed courage, especially in the second half.

“It’s not easy to play this competition for all of us, it’s our first time (in the final) but we did everything.

“I just want to congratulate the players for an exceptional season and the game they played today.”

City defender Kelvin De Bruyne was forced out of the game after a collision with Chelsea’s defender Toni Rudiger.

The Catalan during the interview claims he has not checked the Belgian nor talk to the doctor about the issue.

“I don’t know how the pain in his face is, we will see what happened,” Pep revealed when asked about the midfielder’s injury.

“I haven’t seen him yet or spoken to the doctor.

“Hopefully it won’t be a big problem.”

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Pep hails his players despite defeat.
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