This is the moment we’ve been waiting for for a long time.Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, maintains that his sole attention is on his own squad ahead of the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday. Guardiola insists his squad should not play with passion as they look to reach the final for the first time after an outstanding performance and result in Paris last week.’It’s the first time most of us are here together – I know what we’re playing for,’ he said at his pre-match press conference on Monday. ‘In these games, you don’t need much emotion – be calm and know what you have to do,’ he said.
‘I don’t need to remind anyone; the players, backroom staff, cooks, and everyone else understands how important it is.’ This is the moment we’ve been waiting for for a long time. We talked about who we are and what we need to do a lot yesterday and today.’We don’t discuss PSG since we played them a week ago.’ We just talk about ourselves, ourselves, and ourselves, and what we have to do.’Mauricio Pochettino, City’s opposite number, was praised by the manager, who said a team of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar was ‘extraordinary.”Everyone knows they’re an extraordinary team,’ he said.
They have the ability to make something that no one expects to win. Of course, I consider their abilities, but what they leave on the field is new. At the same time, we are aware of our potential.’We have to be there tomorrow at 8 p.m. and do it all over again.’ It’s not difficult.’Guardiola also said that he had no new injury problems, despite the fact that defender Eric Garcia is still out due to injury.