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Guardiola wary of Watford threat ahead of FA clash

Guardiola wary of Watford threat ahead of FA clash

17 May 2019, 17:20

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is wary of Watford's threat as he prepares his side for the FA Cup final against the Hornets on Saturday. 

City will clinch an unprecedented treble with a win, having won the Carabao Cup and the English Premier League titles. 

Speaking ahead of the match, Guardiola pointed out key players during the match, saying he knows the threat the team poses in counter-attacking. 

"We are incredibly satisfied. We celebrated for a short time and we're back to business in the last few days to focus on Watford because I know how difficult it was in the home game," he said. 

“How difficult it was to attack them with the quality up front with [Roberto] Peyreyra, [Troy] Deeney and [Gerard] Deulofeu. The long balls to Deeney are always unstoppable, even without tough central defenders. Maybe he is the best striker for setting the ball to his mates," he added. 

Pep Guardiola’s side are overwhelming favourites to win the club’s first FA Cup since 2011, but any complacency like was in the quarterfinals can be costly.

It needed an 88th-minute Sergio Aguero winner to keep City in the competition in the quarters against Swansea City after trailing 2-1 with 21 minutes to go. 

City will have most of their key players for selection during the match. 

Read more: Injury update on Benjamin Mendy ahead of FA Cup Final



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