Manchester City defender Kyle Walker admitted it was a "dream come true" to reach the Champions League final after their 4-1 aggregate win over PSG.
The England player highlighted the first-leg victory in Paris as key to success in the tie after losing in the knock-out stages to Lyon, Tottenham and Liverpool in recent seasons.
"It's a dream come true," he told BT Sport.
"We go back to Anfield, we threw it away in the first leg. We tried our best to bring it back but it wasn’t good enough.
"The second year we go to Tottenham and people missed penalties and things don’t go our way, but again we probably lost it in the first leg by chasing it when we come back here. We conceded two quick goals and it is game on.
"Obviously last year with different circumstances, it was one-leg and we played away from home and it was a proper cup game where anything can happen.
"To finally go over there and get a well-earned victory, definitely with the second-half performance, and to beat them 2-0 and keep a clean sheet, it is full credit to the squad."
'People believe it because it happened in the past that I have to arrive in the final of the Champions League every season'— RTÉ Soccer (@RTEsoccer) May 4, 2021
Pep Guardiola pays tribute to his players' composure, PSG's competitiveness
Report here https://t.co/VwxkRSKzOS #rtesoccer #ucl pic.twitter.com/ltwGhpJxsG
Pep Guardiola hailed the composure of his team and also refused to criticise PSG, who had Angel Di Maria sent off in the 69th minute and committed several reckless tackles during the second half.
"They are a huge competitor, so it was a team who were runners-up last season and in the French league they win every year," the City manager told BT Sport.
"It is a team built to stay there, they are huge competitors and they fought until the end.
"But we were so, so composed. We suffered together and defended well and we did it. We are in the final of the Champions League, these are nice words."
While City have reached a first ever Champions League Final, Guardiola is also back there for the first time in a decade.
He used the example of rivals United, who won the competition in 1999 and 2008, as the perfect illustration for why luck is required to have success in the tournament.
Guardiola added: "The people believe it is easy to arrive in the Champions League, the people believe because it happened in the past that we have to arrive every year in the final.
"Unfortunately getting to the final of the Champions League now makes sense what we have done the last five years, with a lot of people. Every day the consistency these guys have shown in the last five years, in all competitions, this is remarkable.
"I said before we want this competition and we won the first game because we shoot between the hips of the opponent and today it was the post from Marquinhos and maybe the penalty is given, when it is not, and you are out for these little details.
"United won the Champions League because (John) Terry slipped, United won in the last minute in the Camp Nou against Bayern Munich, it's this competition.
"Real Madrid won against Atletico Madrid with 93 minutes so it is a competition that is so difficult and there is something in the stars, they are involved in that but we won 11 games, we draw with Porto, we make an incredible Champions League and now we have three weeks to prepare for the final."