Ferdinand expects City to ‘dominate’ against ‘inconsistent’ Dortmund

Rio Ferdinand additionally acknowledged that Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland could cause Man City many problems on the counter attack.

Pep Guardiola’s side booked their place within the final eight of the Champions League midweek. They beat German outfit Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0 on aggregates to advance.

They’ve been drawn to face Dortmund within the last eight. They beat Sevilla 5-4 on aggregates to get by.


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Ought to City overtake Dortmund, they are going to face both Bayern Munich or PSG within the semi-finals. The 2 European giants have been drawn against one another within the last eight after reaching the final last year.

If match, Sancho and Haaland will undoubtedly be Dortmund’s most dangerous players against Man City. Each have been closely linked to main cash strikes for the Premier League lately.

Ferdinand instructed BT Sport, as quoted by Manchester Night News, that Dortmund’s “anomaly” is their Achilles heel:

“I believe they (City) will beat Dortmund.

“Dortmund’s anomaly is their Achilles’ heel.

“They’re team on their day. We noticed them against Bayern Munich and they went up 2-0 a few weeks in the past and bought a 4-2 beat.

“Defensively, I care about them and this Man City team, I believe it would dominate the entire possession.

“However when you have got anyone like Haaland and like Sancho, they are going to be a risk on the counter attack.

“If they will defend, they’re a problem on the counter attack, as a result of these are two large, large abilities of the world.”

Ferdinand additionally recommended that City grow to be “unique” in regards to the prospect of finishing the quadrilateral:

He added: “All the pieces intensifies. The stress, everybody’s eyeballs are on you to see if you happen to can break data, and so forth., however you are additionally getting giddy behind the scenes, considering you are going to do it.

“It is thrilling and you may’t assist however get excited about it however it’s about managing these feelings.

“What they’ve that I believe will probably be great for them is that they’ve expertise in administration workers. They will say: ‘We have been right here, we have seen it, we have carried out it. Quiet your self down. ”

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