Bernardo Silva reckons Man City’s ace in the pack isn’t one of their players

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Bernardo Silva reckons Pep Guardiola is Manchester City's ace in the pack heading into their Champions League final showdown with Chelsea.

The English giants will collide in Porto's Estadio do Dragao on Saturday night to do battle for the biggest prize in club football.

Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has made it to back-to-back finals, having led Paris Saint Germain to the showpiece game last season.

But the German has still to win the competition, while Guardiola has landed it twice during his glorious stint as Barcelona boss as well as once as a player with the same club.

Silva believes Guardiola's greater experience gives City the edge – and his urged his team-mates to carry out the Spaniard's instructions to the letter.

The Portuguese international said: "Pep is our map. He has won the competition several times, both as a player and as a manager.

"He knows the way to win. We just need to listen to him and try to do what he thinks is the best for the team to win the trophy.

"If we all pull together, we are one step closer to achieving the final goal. He has helped me to understand that there are different moments throughout the game, both when you attack or when you defend.

"Sometimes you need to go up a gear, sometimes you need to calm the pace. He has helped me to understand the game better and what the game needs in every moment.

"He's an amazing manager. The intensity of his players, both with and without the ball, it's something remarkable that has helped me a lot on my growth as well."

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  • Champions League
  • Pep Guardiola
  • Manchester City FC

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