Pep Guardiola believes retaining the FA Cup would be the perfect preparation for Manchester City’s Champions League reunion with Real Madrid, The Guardian reported.
"We are delighted after the defeat against Chelsea to be in London again at Wembley. Always it’s an incredible trophy and it gives us an extra bonus. We spoke after what happened in the Premier League – we need two more victories to qualify for the Champions League.
But we have two competitions we can win. We made the first step today. It will be good to arrive against Real Madrid in the best condition. To win this title would be the best way to prepare for Madrid," he said.