Manchester City versus Schalke: Pep Guardiola concedes he needs Bayern to beat Liverpool in Champions League

Manchester City versus Schalke: Pep Guardiola concedes he needs Bayern to beat Liverpool in Champions League

Pep Guardiola is trusting Bayern Munich advance past Liverpool into the Champions League quarter-finals in the wake of seeing his Manchester City side achieve the last eight.

Guardiola, who managed Bayern to three Bundesliga titles somewhere in the range of 2013 and 2016, conceded that regardless he has a great deal of affection for his former employers.

City booked their place in Friday’s quarter-last draw with a resonating 7-0 second-leg win over Schalke 04 on Tuesday night.

Furthermore, Guardiola could confront Bayern in the next round if the Bavarians defeat Liverpool, City’s Premier League title rivals.

At the point when asked how he saw Wednesday’s last-16 tie playing out, Guardiola stated: “I want Bayern, sorry for the English people.

“I am big fan of this club and I love Munich and all the people, I would like Bayern to go through but it will not be easy. It is so demanding a game for both.

“In terms of what happened with German teams, last decade the Spanish teams control everything with Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico arriving many times in the finals.

“Now Real and Atletico is out. Hopefully Barcelona go through. For English football it is incredible, three teams and maybe Liverpool.”

City were utterly rampant against Schalke, extending their 3-2 first-leg lead to 10-2 before the night’s over.

“Be calm, prepare the quarter-finals of [the FA] Cup at Swansea away and try and reach the semi-finals.

“The international break is a huge risk to the players. We need the players [fit] and if we can compete until the end but if the players who are injured don’t come back it won’t be possible.”

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