Pep Guardiola was pleased to see Manchester City through to the Champions League quarter-finals. However, there is still work to be done.
Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will celebrate reaching the Champions League quarter-finals. However, the City boss knows there is still a lot to compete for.
City were ultimately comfortable winners against Borussia Monchengladbach in their last-16 tie, winning 2-0 on Tuesday to seal their place in the last eight. The Citizens will find out their next opponents when the Champions League quarter-final and semi-final draw takes place on Friday.
The win continues their hunt for the ‘Quadruple’, with Guardiola’s side sitting 14 points clear at the top of the Premier League. Elsewhere, they have a Carabao Cup final against Tottenham next month. They also play Everton in Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-finals.
But with the Champions League quarter-finals not taking place until the beginning of April, Guardiola has told his squad to put the competition to one side.
He said to the club’s website: “Today is good. We are going to celebrate it. Everybody is fit. But everything can change in one day.”
“We have Leicester, then the Champions League, then Leeds and then the Champions League… I don’t know what is going to happen.”
“That is why we had to forget about the quarter-finals and just win this game. We have to do what we have done in the previous seasons.”
After their dominance this season, many believe Guardiola and City have a genuine chance to finally win the Champions League. As always, the Spanish boss has played down his side’s chances.