Arteta he commented on Sunday that there is no other team better than City in Europe. If you look at the numbers, there is no doubt. If it is done in the sensations, neither. However, at this point in the season Guardiola does not want to be carried away by that current of opinion: “I do not think my team is so afraid,” he pointed out in the prelude to the first leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League against Gladbach, which due to health issues to play in Budapest, on neutral ground.
The City streak contrasts with that of its rival, outside the European zone in the Bundesliga: “My footballers do not require extra motivation for a meeting of these characteristics. We don’t have to hide and we want to be daring ”, advanced Marco Rose, the coach of a Borussia that survived in the group stage against Real Madrid and Inter Milan. Sommer, Stindl, Kramer or Plea are some of the tricks to which Pep he alluded to as proof that nobody in Europe can be trusted.
Having successfully surpassed all the work he has done in England, Santpedor still has a pending account. Five years after his arrival in Manchester, he has not hit the mark in the continental tournament. But aware that all eyes are on his figure, he insists that City have to go step by step: “We were better than Lyon last year, and Tottenham the previous one. And now I just want to focus on the next commitment, “he wielded. Faced with the uncertainty of such a treacherous Champions League, City will not generate too many expectations ahead of time.