Pep Guardiola is facing the Group of Death in his first season as Manchester City manager, and he knows how hard it would be.
The Catalan coach spoke to Radio Catalunya about the draw that pinned City against Pep's former club, Barcelona, as well as Borussia Mönchengladbach, a Bundesliga side that didn't lose to Guardiola's Bayern Munich in the last two years of the manager's reign with Bayern.
Guardiola revealed that he's actually more worried about Gladbach than he is about Barça, but he's looking forward to testing how strong his City side actually is when facing the Catalan giants:
“I'm worried about Monchengladbach. I know them very well. The Champions League starts in the first round and not in the knockout stages. You cannot make mistakes. If you relax in the first two games, you are out.
"Barcelona? We will play against the best. Nobody plays better than Barça. The three players up front make the difference but there is also a lot of work that goes at the back. You can see in the way they play that work has been done at the back and is what Luis Enrique has done and will continue to do in the coming years.
“They are the best and it's a great test for us. We will see what level we will give.”
Source: Radio Catalunya via M.E.N.