Guardiola: “In the European Cup there is no one better than Real Madrid”

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NEWS | 02/25/2020

"It's an incentive to play against them in the Champions League," explained David Silva.

Guardiola and David Silva appeared in the press room of the Santiago Bernabeu in the previous Real Madrid-Manchester City corresponding to the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions (Wednesday, 9:00 p.m., Movistar Champions League). The coach referred to the game like this: “It is always a pleasure to return to this field, it is one of the biggest. Playing the Champions League at the Bernabéu is an honor and there is no choice but to enjoy it. We know the challenge we face. We have prepared and we have to be ourselves and play a good game. There is no special motivation. The desire to win has to be there. It's one more game. ”

“I remember the last game against them, which ended 0-4 in Munich. Here we played a good match, very close, and scored Benzema. The Real Madrid From now on it is a little different, much more aggressive and presses forward. It is a team that has always had technical and high level players, but now it has a lot of solidarity forward. Play very well and we will try to take advantage of your weaknesses. ”

Real Madrid and the European Cup

“Generations and generations pass and players know the weight of this past. Few teams can compete in history with Real Madrid. Having won the Champions League for three years in a row demonstrates the greatness of this club and that in this competition there is no one better than them. We want to play this game, it's a challenge for us, and see if we can live up to the competition. ”

Relationship with Zidane

“We had the honor that he came to visit us when he was at Bayern and he started training. He has been one of the greatest players of all time. Zidane He has done what he felt and did not go wrong. It is good that a person like Zidane, with everything that has been in football, has had this success. ”

Guardiola: "Disputing the Champions League at the Bernabéu is an honor."

I appreciate your words but I am not the best coach. I have never intended or felt this way. What Zidane has done in Europe I think it is very difficult to repeat it again. It shows the magnitude of this club. ”

Hazard's absence

“I know very badly that I am not there. I had the honor of enjoying it in England. He is a great player and the Real Madrid He made a stratospheric signing. He is a magnificent player and I am convinced that the Bernabéu will enjoy with him ”.

Sterling fitness

“He is prepared and his physical condition is incredible. He could have played the previous game but the doctor said we were careful. ”

Silva: "Real Madrid has a lot of good players"

“We want to win this competition and tomorrow is a very important match. It is a big day. For me it is always better to play around at home, but for that we have to make a good game here and get a good result. It is an incentive to play against Real Madrid in the Champions"

Match keys

“We have to be ourselves: aggressive in attack, have possession and control the game. If we are at a good level we can make a good meeting. Real Madrid has many good players. If I had to choose one it would be Sergio Ramos, who is a leader and I have known him for a long time. We could use it. ”

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