By Andrew Rawnsley Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admitted he did not expect the club to reach the Champions League final.
The English club will face Bayern Munich in the final on Sunday after City won the first leg 4-2 at the Etihad Stadium.
But Pellegra was not expecting the side to reach that level.
“It was our dream team,” Pellegran said.
“I can’t imagine not going there.
It was always going to be a big team, and it was always the team that I would have chosen.”
The players are all very strong, and if you look at the squad you see that they are the best in the world.
“Pellegrino’s side had a strong start to the season with victories over Barcelona, Bayern and Barcelona, but it fell to Bayern in the last 16 to reach a fifth consecutive Champions League quarter-final.”
That is a big moment for us, but that was the only one where we were not ready,” Pelle said.
The Italian also acknowledged he was disappointed to not be playing in the Champions league final, which will take place at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on June 12.”
I am proud.””
I am not disappointed.
I am proud.”