Pep Guardiola says he believes Bayern Munich are the favorites to win the Champions League despite Manchester City’s praise in recent weeks.
With a 2–0 win over Borussia Monchengaldbach on Wednesday, City have now won 19 consecutive matches in all competitions,
However, Guardiola does not believe his side’s winning run gave its history in the Champions League.
What did Guardiola say?
“In general, we controlled the game. Unfortunately we were not clinically present today, ”he told BT Sport. He said, “In this competition we have to make some improvements. Next, we have to be more clinical. In this competition, you have to be right to make sure you go through what.
“When I see Bayern Munich, I don’t think we are favorites. My goal in three days is West Ham.
“If people say we are the favorites then we have to accept it, but a team that has been a semi-finalist once in its entire history?” Okay, they say, we have to accept it.
Guardiola defends between defense running
With the Premier League at the top and the Champions League quarterfinal one step closer, Guardiola was in a hurry to defend Manchester City for their effort in the last few months.
City have now kept 13 clean sheets in the 19-match race, with Guardiola saying that his backline has been the catalyst behind the team’s success.
“That’s why we’re incredibly solid for 19 consecutive matches,” he said at his press conference.
“Everyone is involved. The defenders scored just one goal on goal. You have to learn all of this, as we Raz, Phil, Gabriel, Gundo and Bernardo, all make an incredible effort. “
He said: “Football is not an attack and defense; It’s all together. “