The Spanish coach has attributed Wednesday night's victory over Los Blancos to last season's happenings.

Pep Guardiola has revealed the secret behind Man City reaching this season's Champions League final following Wednesday's thrilling win over Real Madrid. The Citizens staged a dominant performance to hit Los Blancos for four, securing a 5-1 aggregate win as they progressed to the final of the competition for the second time in three years.

A first half brace by Bernardo Silva and second goals from Manuel Akanji and Julian Alvarez guided City to a comfortable win at Etihad. The night's win set the Citizens up for a final date with Inter Milan at Istanbul on June 10, with the prospect of snatching a treble this season well in sight for Pep Guardiola's men.

In hindsight, the result meant that Man City have reached their second-ever Champions League final in their history, while inflicting Real Madrid's joint-heaviest defeat in the competition (also 4-0 vs Liverpool in March) in the process. For Pep Guardiola, it meant that he has now become only the third manager after Carlo Ancelotti (107) and Alex Ferguson (102) to win 100 games in the competition. 

During the post-match press conference, Guardiola unveiled what had truly inspired his team's remarkable display. Last season, the Citizens were denied passage into the final of the Champions League after Real Madrid advanced on a 6-5 on aggregate win depiste  a 4-3 first-leg semifinal loss. According to Pep, the result had lingered in the minds of his players and it was the driving force to the night's victory.

Watch Pep Guardiola's interview below: