Champions League

India Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu Picks His Favourites Ahead of Champions League Final

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu selects his favourites to win the Champions League final
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu selects his favourites to win the Champions League final / Etsuo Hara/Getty Images

India's number one stop-stopper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has admitted he is looking forward to a tactical battle between Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel when Manchester City take on Chelsea in the final of the Champions League in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Guardiola's men are looking to complete a treble, having already won the Premier League and Carabao Cup this season. Chelsea, meanwhile, will be appearing in their third final with a bid to win their second Champions League trophy in their history. The Blues have won two consecutive matches against City, and if they win on Sunday, it will be a hat-trick of wins long with a big prize.

And Indian national team footballer, Gurpreet, is eager to see how the battle unfolds, but refrained from revealing his affinity towards any side.

"I think it’s going to be a very tactical affair given the game will see two of the sharpest minds in Pep and Tuchel at war on the touchline," he told Goal.

Singh added, "There is so much at stake for Pep and he finally has the chance to do justice on the European stage, to the squad that has been made available to him. Chelsea, on the other hand, have lost two finals in the space of seven days and this game could well define their season. They took a bold decision in letting go of Lampard mid-way through the season and it seems to have worked so far."

The Bengaluru FC keeper, who is currently on duty in Qatar for the World Cup 2022 qualifiers also picked two players he thinks would have a huge say on the game. He concluded, "I think Phil Foden would be my pick. He was phenomenal in the semifinal and showed absolutely no nerves for a boy that young on a stage that massive. I also want to see Aguero do well as this is his last game in a City shirt and he has been wanting to win this title with them for a while now."