Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola attributes the reasons for his success to "good players. To be Messi in the past, Haaland now. I'm not kidding, it's the truth."

The philosopher coach is gearing up for tomorrow's clash: Inter Milan in the Champions League final, which Pep only knew the taste of winning with the "Argentine magician".

The former Barcelona coach won the title of the continental competition mother as a coach in 2009 and 2011 with Messi within the ranks of "Barca". His second final on the bench at Manchester City will play Haaland as the number one attacking weapon.

Returning to the relationship of the "flea" with Guardiola, the latter's statements about the captain of the Argentina national team were all praise, admiration and appreciation and considering him the best player in the history of the game, and that there is no player who can come close to his football status, and that he can play in all positions and has the ability to carry the team on his shoulders.

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But the question of "million dollars" why did Guardiola not try to sign Messi in 2021 when he left Barcelona nor these days when he left PSG?

Some are skeptical of Guardiola's ability to win tomorrow the title of the continental competition mother arguing that this Spanish coach never invaded Europe without Messi, and then entered into the years of continental lean after moving to Bayern Munich and then "City".

But Guardiola's failure to win the Champions League does not diminish his genius or stature, as Messi was said to be "the best player in history even if he didn't win the World Cup".

Guardiola has won more than 30 titles as a coach, and experts believe it is enough to confirm for sure that he is the best coach in the world.

After this "continental sterility" "City" himself spent much of the past decade wondering about Messi and whether he could be persuaded to come to the Union, even before Guardiola arrived at "City" and the possibility was seriously on the table, but Jorge (Messi's father) was raising a sign that reads "No approach" and that the little genius will end his football career at the "Camp Nou" and this is the dream of Messi and his family.

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Suddenly, the dream turned into a nightmare, and the relationship between the player and the club collapsed in 2021. This season, City failed to sign English star and goalscorer Harry Kane, and the way was open for City to sign the Argentine star because Guardiola needed him not only on the emotional level to reconnect what was interrupted but also on the football level and scoring goals.

The surprise that the team "Citizens", which was considered by reports – in addition to Saint-Germain – the most likely to contract with the "Bulga", but the English team did not even make an offer to the player to include him, and considered that it does not concern him to leave Messi to Saint-Germain.

However, what Messi presented with the Parisian team confirmed the correctness of Guardiola's decision, so he looked like the ghost of "Messi Barcelona" and had it not been for the level he provided in the World Cup and his leadership of the "Tango" team to win the World Cup "Qatar 2022", Messi would have been in the judgment of the football finisher.

If Guardiola had signed Messi, he would have had to create a team that would serve the "flea" – as happened in his country – and not the other way around. But Guardiola has put his heart in a fridge and built a strong young squad that dominates English football and is motivated to conquer Europe from tomorrow.

There was a possibility that Messi would give the addition, but in the manner and requirements that Guardiola wants, changing him in the starting line-up frequently, and sitting too many star players on the bench would be an adventure with no guaranteed results for a coach who sets fabulous standards for any player he includes in his team.