Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes his side are still not ready to win the Champions League.
The Citizens came from 2-1 down with ten men to come out 3-2 winners against Schalke last night but the Spaniard thinks the result could very easily have gone a different way:
“The result is incredible, three goals away, but we gave away the goals and the red card. In this level, we don’t have a chance.”
“Still, we are not ready to fight for the Champions League. After the red card maybe if they’d pushed more and scored a third or fourth then maybe we’re out.”
An away win in Europe with three away goals should help City clinch a place in the quarter-finals despite Guardiola’s warnings.
Out of the other English clubs, only Spurs are in a better position heading into the second leg. With Liverpool drawing 0-0 at home to Bayern Munich and United losing to PSG, the odds of City going on to win the Champions League are shortening.
The fans in the video below think that English teams still prioritise the Premier League over European competitions, making it unlikely that clubs from these shores will dominate the Champions League:
City’s squad depth does give them more of a chance than Liverpool to go on to win both trophies, as one fan mentions. The intensity and fierce competition in domestic football makes becoming kings of Europe a tough task, but if any team can do it, you would have to bet on City.