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"They do many things well": City, cautious before facing Madrid

Published:25/04/2022 - 17:08h

Updated:25/04/2022 - 17:08h

This Tuesday the first leg of the Champions League semifinals between Manchester City and Real Madrid. Pep Guardiola, in the previous one, has been very respectful regarding the visit of the White House

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Pep Guardiola goes back to cross with the Real Madrid, this time in the UEFA Champions League. The Manchester City receives this Tuesday to the White House in the Etihad Stadium by the gone of the semifinals of the continental tournament, in a key party for both teams, that are 'crazy' for putting in a final of League of Champions.

The ex of the FC Barcelona has spoken in room of press on what means to go back to confront in front of one of his bigger rivals of the history, standing out that "against the Madrid have won and stray. When you play so many times against a same team wins and loses . To the talent of the Madrid no combats him of another way that treat to win them with more talent".

"Have a lot of level in everything. The people that says that has luck... Of this at all"

On the recent traced back of the Madrid in Champions, stood out that "the quality that has is not casualidad. It is not casualidad neither luck. Have a lot of level in everything. The people that says that has luck... Of this at all", adding that what more likes him of the White House is that "always it has liked me the Madrid, since it played against them. They do a lot of things well".

It has 'wetted', on the other hand, on the differences of this Madrid and the one who deleted in eighth of final of the Champions League 2020: "In 2020 it was an eliminatory very equalised, decided the details. What have seen of the Madrid, especially yesterday, is that has players with a packaging... pufff", standing out that "what more likes me, especially, is that in the difficulty, with 0-3, there are players that raise the finger and say here am I. The balloon does not burn them with 0-3, to others yes, to them no. Modric And Kroos, or Carvajal and Praises, Benzema of course, ask it".

For him would have a lot of merit go back to delete to the Madrid, aiming that "they have been here many times. Be twice been still in semifinals is very good for the City. A lot of a lot of teams are not here, can that we are not some day. Therefore I say him to my players that enjoy".

Sterling, also 'measured'

Raheem Sterling spoke before that his trainer in room of press, and left clear that it is important to direct the eliminatory in Manchester because the the Real Madrid does much stronger in his house. It has stood out that "know no only by this season, but in the past, the well that it is the Real Madrid in this competition. But this forms raisin of the past".

The English added that "we only can control that we are prepared mentally for morning and for the second party. We can not look to what have done in the last parties, but to morning", mentioning to the one who has been the big protagonist of the Madrid this year, Karim Benzema: "For me it is top. It has played to a very high level during long".

Sterling was questioned, on the other hand, on ssu personal ambition regarding the eliminatory: "When you debut, you want to mark the first goal, afterwards look for do it better... And like this always. Always I look for how I can improve. Always I try to see if I can achieve the English record", sentenced.

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