Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has joked his players would “kill” him for a place in his Champions League final team.
The Premier League champions face domestic rivals Chelsea in Porto on May 29 with European club football’s biggest prize at stake, and the Spaniard has a wealth of talent from which to choose the right combination.
Guardiola said: “They want it. They will kill me to play, so I know it and it’s nice. They have to feel it and everybody can do it, that’s all.
“It will be an incredibly tough decision for me, but I have to analyse the opponent, the best way we have to do it, and we’re going to try.
“I know it doesn’t matter, the selection I am going to do, they are going to do everything to try to win it. I know it.
“But at the same time, I have to see the way I want to play, the way I want to defend with the mentality of the players, the guys who handle better the pressure than the other ones and in that moment, try to be honest with myself, with the team and try to make the best choice possible, knowing that we have five substitutions or six substitutions in the final.
“Everyone has to be ready because in the final, many things can change and many things can happen.”