On the eve of finding PSG, Pep Guardiola, Man City coach, seems extremely confident.
“ It will be the same dangers as on the way there. I won’t say a word about them, they can change tactics, their trainer is smart “. Pep Guardiola, the coach of Manchester city, warned the journalists present at a press conference on Monday, he will not speak of the PSG, on the eve of the semi-final return of Champions League between the two teams, at the Etihad Stadium.
“I am calmer than before”
Five days after the Cityzens 2-1 victory at the Parc des Princes, the Catalan strategist wants to focus only on his team. Since the victory in the Premier League against Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon, he says he has spoken a lot to his players, but without mentioning Neymar and his teammates ” because we played against them a week ago “. Especially since it is a ” extraordinary team, everyone knows it “.
After cruel failures in C1 at the head of the Mancunian team (especially against Tottenham and OL), the former Barça coach is particularly calm and does not have many fears: “ A few, but at the same time, I’m incredibly optimistic. I am calmer than before. The players trained well today and yesterday. Everyone wants to help. I look, I know the quality of the opponent … “
City wants to impose its game
Kevin De Bruyne and his teammates do not want to pass up the opportunity. ” For most of us, it will be the first time (in the semi-finals, editor’s note) and we will make a match to win it. We have a little advantage, we play to win the match “, Proclaims Guardiola, before recalling his strategy:” we focus on ourselves, we have to stay united in bad times, suffer together, we will try to impose our game, defend well, be patient and try to score “.
Thus, Guardiola promises it, he will not play the meeting in advance in his head as he has sometimes been able to do at a very high level. For the 50-year-old technician, Kylian Mbappé will also be operational for the meeting (even if Mauricio Pochettino will decide on Tuesday for the tricolor prodigy). He also finds that Neymar and Mbappé have “ good game »Last Wednesday at the Parc des Princes…