Pep is cautious of PSG as Man City ‘not good on defense’

Pep Guardiola admits Manchester City’s work could have been lower out to maintain Paris St Germain’s big weapons quiet within the Champions League semi-final.

Premier League leaders journey to the French capital for the primary leg of their quarter-final match on Wednesday.

PSG, which got here second last season, boasts as Neymar and Kylian Mbappe attack a Guardiola anticipates a tough night time.


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City boss said: “They’re unbelievable top players. We will try to cease them.

“We’re not good in our defensive departments. We’re good with the ball. Our sturdy point defensively is as a result of 11 players run so much.

“Tomorrow, sadly, we must run extra and extra as a result of PSG is so sturdy.”

Guardiola, who twice received the Champions League as Barcelona’s manager, has burdened that the event is one thing his players should be amazed at.

That is the second time City has reached the last 4 and the primary since Guardiola took over in 2016.

He said: “Benefit from the journey, the espresso on the airport, the lodge, watching the opposite semi-finals, the stroll, the coaching.

“We’re privileged to be one of many top 4 teams in Europe this season. It have to be loved. ”

Guardiola has a superbly match squad for the assembly on the Parc des Princes.

He said: “Everyone seems to be match and ready – and happy, all of the players. We’re grateful for this chance. For us it’s one thing new and we’re extraordinarily grateful to have lived it. It is so good to go to Paris for all of us. ”

Ahead Riyad Mahrez says there’s a sturdy dedication to succeed inside the squad following last season’s disappointment.

City have been one of many favorites of the match last year however they got here to Lyon within the final eight.

Mahrez said: “This was the most important disappointment of my career (however) it helped us so much this season. This season we have been so decided to get by way of it.

“The Champions League is the factor we’re missing, I do not suppose anybody in our team has received it earlier than.

“It is the best factor you possibly can play for and win.

“If we are able to try to succeed in the final, then we’ll see. An important factor is tomorrow and hopefully we are able to get by way of it. ”

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