Guardiola: ‘City will give everything in pursuit of Champions League glory’

    Manchester City are 2-1 up on Real Madrid in their last-16 tie.

    Pep Guardiola desires Manchester City to attempt “until the last effort in their bodies” to win the Champions League this season.

    City will have a great possibility to reach the quarter- finals when the competition lastly resumes next month, having actually taken a 2-1 lead over Real Madrid after the first leg of their last-16 tie.

    City now understand the second leg will be dipped into the Etihad Arena on August 7, with the last 8 then completing in a mini-tournament in Lisbon starting the following week.

    If we get past Real Madrid, we will play Lyon or Juventus in the #UCL Quarter-Finals in between the 12 and 15 August in Lisbon.

    #ManCity enU

    — Manchester City (@ManCity) July 10, 2020

    Prior to that City will intend to have actually maintained the FA Cup and they will quote to reach the August 1 Wembley final when they deal with Arsenal in their semi-final next week.

    Guardiola might have ended up being familiar with success in his glittering profession, however he sees the coming duration as practically distinct and a wonderful chance to savour as they chase additional splendor.

    The City manager stated: “I feel the inspiration and I think the team exists. I have the sensation that (for) my players in the club, and the organisation that we have, the next 4 weeks is something that is not coming back once again.

    ” Naturally we have the possibility to combat (once again) however the situation that we have is not coming back once again.

    “I think the big clubs don’t miss these chances to try until the last effort they have in their bodies.”

    Guardiola won the Champions League with Barcelona (Nick Potts/PA)

    Reaching the final would offer City captain David Silva a chance to add one glaring omission from his haul of major medals.

    Silva, 34, is leaving City at the end of the season after a years’s exceptional service in which he has won 4 Premier League titles, 5 League Cups and 2 FA Cups. They add to the Copa del Rey he won at Valencia and, of course, the World Cup and 2 European titles he has won with Spain.

    Guardiola stated: “David has won everything– World Cup, European Champions in the national team, and the Premier League and all the titles you can attain– other than the Champions League.

    ” All of them wish to attempt however the younger ones perhaps they think they have more possibilities.

    I’m gon na miss this team

    — David Silva (@21 LVA) July 8, 2020

    ” Perhaps David may go back to Europe with another top club and have another possibility, however I’m quite sure after one years in this club, he will attempt– like he did last season too when we headed out to a little information against Tottenham or the other seasons like with Vincent (Kompany) or the other players who were here.

    “All of us want to try, to be ourselves in the game against Real Madrid, to try to defend really well, suffer the bad moments and try to impose our game and our football, score goals and defend the game against Real Madrid.”

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