Pep guardiola technician Manchester City Warned a day before facing Copenhagen In Champions League about the difficulty of the first round of 16 matches and predicted that it would be more of an even match than a priority one.
“I have a lot of respect for what they’ve done this year. We’ve got to be mentally prepared, it’s going to be a very close game.” We are going to suffer. “I think so” He made the announcement at the press conference before the meeting.
guardiola He drew on his time as coach of Barcelona to warn about the danger of a match “in which you may not have the rhythm of the tournament yet” and highlighted that he had that example in mind. “Always” has been “greatly respected”.
“Copenhagen performed very well in all games. “We have to try to get a good result tomorrow and define it later in Manchester.”said the Catalan coach, who did not want to speculate on what effect not competing in two months due to the Danish league’s winter break could have on his opponent.
Guardiola praised Copenhagen, particularly their low block defense and high pressing as well as their physicality, and highlighted the “personality” with which they played in the group stage in Munich to earn a draw against Bayern. Was.
While mentioning, he left no stone unturned in praising erling braut holland whom he described as a “great competitor” and of whom he recalled that “he helps us with many things, he doesn’t need to score goals.” “He has a special mentality, his numbers are incredible. At his age not even Messi or Ronaldo has scored as many goals as him.” He claimed.
Guardiola also mentioned how his team has evolved in the competition since his arrival at the club, winning for the first time last year.
“Years ago I thought maybe this tournament would be too much for us, but all these experiences have helped us. We have played two finals and one semi-final in three years. Now we all believe that we can do it .This is our best legacy.” ” he declared.