He reportedly told the BBC, "[I know] what they can do.". They have triumphed over Uruguayan, Argentinean, and Colombian squads. The players are people I know and appreciate. The way they play is really superb.
We need to be accurate with the ball and be willing to accept that they will play in a manner that we never encounter. They move about quite a bit, so it is not positional. There is a movement of the ball laterally.
The competition is something that Manchester City has never participated in before, and it presents the club with an opportunity to win their first trophy of the season.
Kyle Walker made the following statement that was published by the BBC at the pre-match news conference that took place on Thursday: "For me, it's about this club and putting it where it wants to be."
"Participation in this competition is something that the club has never done before. The supporters have traveled from Maine Road to the Etihad Stadium and have gone through the steps necessary to arrive at the location where this club will be. Specifically, it is for them.
When you see people wearing blue jerseys in the stadium are shouting for you and celebrating goals with you, it is an amazing feeling. The more victories we continue to get, the more people will be in the stadium to cheer for us. It is a wonderful feeling.
Fernando Diniz is the leader of the Brazilian squad, which is comprised of seasoned players. Fabio, the goalie, is 43 years old, while Felipe Melo, a former defender for Inter Milan, is 40 years old.
Pep Guardiola said that the style of play employed by the other team, which emphasizes starting the game from their own defensive line, is one that Manchester City has not encountered before.
Tonight in Saudi Arabia, Manchester City will compete against Fluminense, a Brazilian team, in the final of the Club World Cup. The goal of the match is for Manchester City to add another trophy to their collection.
Following their dismal 2-2 tie against Crystal Palace over the weekend, Pep Guardiola's team breezed into the championship game with a 3-0 victory against Urawa Red Diamonds on Tuesday. This victory was a reversal of their previous performance, which resulted in a stalemate.
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to The Independent's live coverage of the Fifa Club World Cup final, which will take place at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah. The match will feature Manchester City and Fluminense.
As a result of Fluminese's first-ever victory in the Copa Libertadores, both teams are competing in their very first Club World Cup final. Fluminese qualified for the tournament for the first time in their history.