Please Wait . . .

Guardiola's experience against Real Madrid will help Manchester City, says Bernardo Silva
Dark Mode
Top Leagues
28-Jul-2020, 08:58 am

Guardiola's experience against Real Madrid will help Manchester City, says Bernardo Silva


Bernardo Silva Pep Guardiola Manchester City

Pep Guardiola's unrivalled knowledge of Spanish football will be key to Manchester City holding off the threat of Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, according to Bernardo Silva.

Guardiola coachedMadrid's bitter rivals Barcelona between 2008-2012 and Silva is confident the former Spain midfielder's experiencecan help Cityovercome Zinedine Zidane's side on August 7.

"There's nobody like him to help us against a Spanish team, especially one he knows so well," he told Marca. "Having him as our coach and playing against Real Madrid is a good thing. He has always been a coach who knows how to play against Real Madrid the best."

Madrid go into the clashat the Etihad Stadium having claimed a first La Liga title since 2017 and Silva knows City will have to be at their very best to progress to the quarter finals.

"Since the restart Real Madrid have won almost all their games and, as a result, are the La Liga champions," he added. "This will only spur them on and they will be fully prepared for this game.

"We have to be in very good shape ourselves and play really well because, if not, we won't go through. We know that we're coming up against a big team and we need to show all our qualities in order beat them."

"We know that we are playing against a massive club, one of the best in the world, but we are going to try and I believe that we also have a strong team that is capable of winning again."

City missed out on a Champions League semi-final spot last season after an away goals defeat to Tottenham in the last eight; a failureSilva says the club were desperate to rectify in this campaign.

"I think that the Champions League is a very complicated competition, but this year we have already done one thing against Real Madrid that didn't happen against Tottenham, which is scoring away goals," he said.

"Scoring two goals away at Real Madrid was so important and I believe that that was one of the big lessons about the match against Tottenham.

"Also, you must manage the game better when you have an advantage in a knockout game, as these little details can count for everything.


Source : goal.com

Recommended News :

Betting

Manor Solomon, Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Basel Betting Tip...

Shakhtar Donetsk and Basel battle it out for a place in the Europa League sem...
Diego Carlos Sevilla

Wolves vs Sevilla Betting Tips: Lates...

Wolves face a daunting task in the quarter-finals of the Europa League with N...
Mason Greenwood Manchester United 2019-20

Manchester United vs Copenhagen Betti...

Manchester United and Cophenhagen will go head-to-head for a place in the Eur...
Christian Eriksen, Inter

Inter vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Tip...

Two former Europa League champions will vie for a place in the semi-finals wh...
Robert Lewandowski Serge Gnabry Bayern Munich 2019-20

Bayern Munich vs Chelsea Betting Tips...

Chelsea will be hoping to pull off a miraculous Champions League comeback whe...

Transfer

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Southampton 2019-20

Tottenham confirm £15m Hojbjerg signi...

Tottenham have confirmed the signing of midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from...
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg Southampton 2019-20

Tottenham confirm Hojbjerg signing fr...

Tottenham have confirmed the signing of midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from...
Aaron Ramsey Andrea Pirlo Juventus

'Nonsense!' - Ramsey's representative...

Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey's representatives have hit back at reports c...
David Alaba Bayern Munich 2019-20

Bayern 'cautiously optimistic' on new...

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is "cautiously optimistic...
Paul Pogba Man Utd Twitter

'Tomorrow' - Man Utd fans hopeful of ...

Paul Pogba has Manchester United fans on edge after posting a cryptic tweet o...
image-top-scroll