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What Pep Guardiola told Manchester City at half time

Manchester City won the treble on Saturday night and it was a simple half time chat by Pep Guardiola that paved the way for the victory.

“It’s so difficult to win it,” Guardiola told BT Sport after the nervy 1-0 win.

Guardiola inspired his team

“They (his players) are really good. Be patient, I said at halftime. You have to be lucky. (Goalkeeper) Ederson or they miss it, they could draw. This competition is a coin.

“It was written in the stars. It belongs to us.”

Guardiola also won Europe’s biggest prize in with the elite Barcelona team of in 2009 and 2011.

City’s completed the treble after edging Arsenal for the Premier League and then dismantling Manchester United to win the FA Cup last week.

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“After the World Cup the team made a step forward and we were there,” added Guardiola.

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“We’re going to celebrate in the hotel with family and friends. Monday the parade is in Manchester. With this competition, the treble is so difficult.”

City had suffered several near-misses in the Champions League since being taken over by their Abu Dhabi backers in 2008, including a defeat by Chelsea in the final two years ago.

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