'We didn't have the usual midfielder': Sergio Aguero reflects on Champions League final defeat against Chelsea in 2021

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2023-06-10 11:00:48  • 3 mins

Ahead of Manchester City playing Inter Milan in the Champions League final on Saturday, Sergio Aguero has reflected on the final Pep Guardiola's side lost two years ago against Chelsea.

Guardiola was criticised after the game, with people questioning his decision to not start with either Rodri or Fernandinho despite playing the entirety of the season with a defensive midfielder.

Aguero says that Pep realised his mistake early on in the game, though, rectifying the mistake. By that time, however, it was too late and Chelsea shut up shop having gone 1-0 ahead through Kai Havertz.

"Pep is very clear about what he wants and in that he is consistent, something that has merit because it means that he believes in what he does," Aguero told Stake.com. "We didn't go out onto the field with the usual midfielder but afterwards Pep made the adjustments and we were in the game. But we couldn't break the Chelsea defence and unfortunately we couldn't win the Champions League.

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