Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel believe any one of their players could boss a Champions League final shoot-out tonight.
“Listen, we can train for the penalties but you cannot replay the tension that happens in the real moments,” said Guardiola. “Just in case we arrive to the penalty shoot-out I will talk to the players, I will know exactly what I am going to tell them to be sure they take a good penalty and try to do it.
“But I had a few things to think about the game more than the penalty shoot-out.”
Tuchel has revealed his men have been firing home every single penalty going in training.
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“We always practise penalties when we face a match where it’s possible it could go to penalties,” said Tuchel.
“Can we simulate the pressure, the fatigue, the occasion, how it will feel tomorrow? No, we cannot. But still we believe we can take care about some patterns, and about a certain rhythm and certain habits during penalties. Which we did.
“We have identified the guys who should take the penalties for us, but I don’t know who in the end will be on the pitch. So we need to be well aware, but we are prepared and if we go to penalties we go in there together.”