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‘I did my best’ – Pep Guardiola defends Man City team selection against Chelsea

'I did my best' - Pep Guardiola defends Man City team selection against Chelsea

Guardiola has defended his much-maligned team selection after Manchester City lost to Chelsea in the Champions League Final.

The reigning Premier League champions’ wait for a first triumph in Europe’s elite club competition goes on after Kai Havertz’s cool first-half finish secured a deserved 1-0 victory for Thomas Tuchel’s side in Porto.

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Despite a dominant season, City were well below par at the Estadio do Dragao, registering just one shot on target throughout the 90 minutes as Guardiola was outwitted by Tuchel for the third time in a matter of weeks.

“I did my best in the selection,” Guardiola said. “Like last season against Lyon, like it was against PSG and Dortmund.

“I tried the best selection to win the game. The players know it. I think Gundogan played good, was exceptional.

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“We missed a little bit to break the lines in the first half, but the second half was much better.

“It was a tight game and we had enormous almost-chances.”

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