Pep Guardiola knows how hard it is to make it this far in the UEFA Champions League. That’s why he is happy to be here and considering he has been here pretty often, it’s a testament to his managerial prowess.
So, let’s see what he had to say about the draw and Dortmund-
“It’s a privilege to be in the last eight teams. I didn’t see much (of Dortmund) but in this international break we will have a chance. They are a really good team,” Guardiola asserted.
“They were able to go through against Sevilla - who in knockout competitions are one of the strongest teams. They were able to beat them. Dortmund is tough but so would all of them (be).
“We try to play a good first game and then good in the second one. If we do good games, we will go through, if they do good games they will. There are no secrets other than that.
“I have now two weeks to analyse and see some games of them and see what they do with a new manager.”
“The numbers speak for themselves… he (Haaland) is one of best strikers in the world at his age,” Guardiola added.
“I saw a few games, highlights and the numbers in the Champions League are impressive. I know the quality of this player, everyone knows.
“They have many young players with quality.
“They invest in young players, pay good wages and salaries for agents and they have quality there.”
What a match we are ins tore for! Hopefully it goes City’s way.