Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, claimed that it was written in the stars that the English team would defeat Inter Milan and win the 2022–23 Champions League.
At the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Turkey, Spanish midfielder Rodrigo scored a decisive goal eight minutes after the hour mark to give the Cityzens a 1-0 victory.
With the tight victory, Guardiola and his squad equaled Manchester United’s record of three trophies in a season, becoming just the second English team to do so.
Reacting to the win, Catalan Guardiola, who won the Champions League on two previous occasions with Barcelona, admitted it didn’t come easy as Inter Milan put up a great resistance many didn’t see coming.
“Tired. Calm. Satisfied. It’s so difficult to win it,” he said after the game.
“They are really good. Be patient, I said at half-time. You have to be lucky. Ederson or they miss it, they could draw. This competition is a coin.
“It was written in the stars. It belongs to us.
“We weren’t at our best level. After the World Cup the team made a step forward and we were there. It wasn’t our best performance.
“I don’t have any energy to think about next season, it’s impossible. We need a break, it’s too long
“Our players have international games now. Uefa and Fifa, think about it. The Premier League finished two or three weeks ago, now people have to come back. It’s too much. We will start from zero next season.
“We’re going to celebrate in the hotel with family and friends. Monday the parade is in Manchester. With this competition, the treble is so difficult.”