A late header from French defender Aymeric Laporte helped Manchester City claim their fourth successive Carabao cup. The win was Manchester City’s ninth trophy in five years under Pep Guardiola. However, one trophy that’s missing from the club’s cabinet is Champions League.
They will have an opportunity to claim the title this season though. But before that, they need to get past a strong Paris Saint-Germain in the semi-final on April 29th. The mouth-watering clash is billed as the game of the week with no clear favourites.
Ahead of their match, Pep Guardiola admitted that Manchester City don’t have game changers like Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo in their side.
However, he believes that his team has enough quality to defeat the Paris Saint-Germain. Guardiola urged his team to go strength by strength as a collective unit rather than depending on individuals if they want to make it to the finals of the Champions League.
”We maybe don’t have a single player who is capable to win a game all on his own like Messi, Ronaldo, Mbappé or Neymar. But the average level of my players is so high that no replacement throws the team off balance. When people ask me to speak about players, about their qualities, I always respond with the same thing: you just have to watch. Turn your TV on and enjoy. Kevin, he is like a knife, we say in Spanish. When he decides to go for it, he sees passes and the game,” Guardiola said, reported Goal.
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