The Premier League is over and Manchester City failed to lift the title this time around. But still, there is the opportunity to lift the Champions League trophy and the whole world is waiting for the mega-event to commence soon. There would be quite a few mouthwatering matches and surely, the clash between Manchester City and Real Madrid lies to the top.
The City star Bernardo Silva taled to Marca about the match.
Here are the excerpts:
On the Guardiola factor
“There’s nobody like him to help us against a Spanish team, especially one he knows so well. Having him as our coach and playing against Real Madrid is a good thing. He has always been a coach who knows how to play against Real Madrid the best”.
On Real Madrid
“Since the restart Real Madrid have won almost all their games and, as a result, are the La Liga champions. This will only spur them on and they will be fully prepared for this game”.
“We have to be in very good shape ourselves and play really well because, if not, we won’t go through. We know that we’re coming up against a big team and we need to show all our qualities in order beat them”.
“We know that we are playing against a massive club, one of the best in the world, but we are going to try and I believe that we also have a strong team that is capable of winning again”.
On the advantage of away goal
“I think that the Champions League is a very complicated competition, but this year we have already done one thing against Real Madrid that didn’t happen against Tottenham, which is scoring away goals.”
“Also, you must manage the game better when you have an advantage in a knockout game, as these little details can count for everything”.
“Therefore, we are going to try to better what we have achieved in the previous two years in the Champions League, a competition that neither me nor the club has won before and we really want to do that this year”.