Guardiola reveals Man City’s plans ahead of FIFA Club World Cup final

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Man City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed his team’s aim ahead of the 2023 FIFA Club World Cup final against Fluminense.

City secured a spot at the final stage of the event, following a 3-0 defeat of Japanese club Urawa Red Diamonds at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Pep Guardiola’s side is just one match from becoming the first English club ever to win five trophies in a calendar year.

However, with the hectic schedules faced this December with six matches across all competitions and high temperatures in Saudi Arabia, the City boss revealed that he won’t be working his players too hard ahead of the game

He said: “The plan is to sleep, sleep and sleep! This is our plan.

“Now we have to rest. They had one more day. We will have a day off, have dinner together and create an environment that the players know how important it is for the club.

“To be in this final you have to do incredible things like win the Champions League.

“This may be the only time we play this in our lifetime. We are there. Tomorrow we start to watch Fluminense and see them and try to do a good performance.”