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[UCL] Pep Guardiola: "I Have A Lot Of Confidence In My Boys"


◼️ The coach of Manchester City referred to the meeting on Tuesday for the first round of the Champions League against Basel.


Pep Guardiola came to Manchester City with one of the great goals being to get the Champions League. And the Citizens have a great chance this season, in which they are playing their best football in years. This Tuesday, for the moment, they face Basel for the first leg of the round of 16.

"I do not know if we are ready to win the Champions League, but I have a lot of confidence in my boys. Our goal is to do better than last season, reach the quarterfinals, and then we'll see", said the Spanish press conference prior to the duel in Switzerland.

"From my experience, this competition is very special. The teams punish you, and you also have to do it. How do you control the bad moments? If you do it right you have a good chance to follow. That will be what we will try to do", he added.

On his rival, he commented: "In the league they play with a defense of four, in the Champions League with five back. They have had great performances in the group stage against Manchester United and Benfica. They are strong and well organized in counterattacks. "

"I told my players that it would be difficult here, but I have confidence. We have the spirit and, in general, we are a good team", he finished.

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