Guardiola on Man City’s chance to win Champions League

Pep Guardiola is upbeat about Manchester City's chances in the Champions League this season after round-of-16 win against Real Madrid.

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Manchester City booked their place in the quarter-finals with a 4-2 aggregate win over Real Madrid in the Champions League last night.

Pep Guardiola will be looking to go all the way and win the competition this year.

City missed out on the Premier League title and they will be desperate to end the season on a high. 

The Premier League giants have never won the Champions League in their history and this is a great chance for them to do so.

Out of the clubs remaining, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are likely to be the most challenging opponents for them. It will be interesting to see how they perform in the next round of the competition.

City will take on Lyon in the next round and the French outfit managed to eliminate Juventus. 

Pep Guardiola seems upbeat about City’s chances in the Champions League this season and he said to the media that his side can win the competition. 

Wins of Real Madrid and Barcelona can give teams a huge morale boost and City will be raring to go now. They will be full of confidence heading into the next game. 

Guardiola said: “It is important. For Real Madrid to beat a big team in the last 16 is normal. For us, if we are going to be champion we have to beat these teams. This is important for our season and for our future. It is similar to when we beat Barcelona in the knockout stage. We don’t have a lot of presence in Europe so it is so important for the club, for all the workers at the club and for our supporters.

“The big clubs lift the titles. Real Madrid reached the final three times in a row and this shows we can do it, but we have to see how we recover. Last season we played Lyon twice and we could not beat them. We have to be calm.”