GRAEME SOUNESS: Keeping Champions League final low-key will help Man City against Inter Milan

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2023-06-09 17:03:13  • 7 mins

We arrive at the occasion which many people will view as the pinnacle of this football season, though in years to come we may remember this Champions League final for the dominance of one team. There is a real possibility Manchester City will have the game won by half-time.

I see the match against Inter in Istanbul being potentially an easier one for City than last Saturdays FA Cup final against Manchester United, which was not exactly a struggle for them.

I envisage City creating most of the chances and having the vast majority of possession. I said several weeks ago in these pages that I feel winning this trophy is Citys destiny. Nothing has happened since to dissuade me of that.

My own experience in finals like this with Liverpool tells me that maintaining as much of a sense of normality as possible will help City.

We won three European Cups in my six years, and my first final was against Bruges at Wembley in May 1978, four months after I arrived at Liverpool. I was lucky to have joined a team of serial winners, the current European champions, whose approach that night was: Its just another game. Of course, were going to win it.

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