"I know my players are ready for the challenges that lie ahead!" - Pep Guardiola's rallying call before Borussia Dortmund clash

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola took a moment to hail his players for their terrific season in his programme notes for Tuesday’s big UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash with Borussia Dortmund.
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola took a moment to hail his players for their terrific season in his programme notes for Tuesday’s big UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash with Borussia Dortmund.

The Catalan boss expressed his pride in managing this squad of players, and commended the attitude of his team.

"I know my players are ready for the challenges that lie ahead," Guardiola began, "They're determined, focused, professional and I'm a lucky guy to manage this Man City squad. I'm so proud of my players, the way they fight every single game for every single ball..."

He continued; "Without that attitude, we wouldn't be able to compete for trophies. It’s how we’ve played every match since I came to Man City, and nothing makes me prouder than seeing that approach on the pitch."

And while Guardiola was eager to express his pride in his players, he did not forget to express his desire to see the Manchester City supporters back in the stadium, supporting his players. 

Recent breaking news has revealed that this month’s Carabao Cup final between City and Tottenham Hotspur will allow up to 8,000 fans to attend. Although it is not the 55,000 that Guardiola would desire, the City boss is excited at the prospect of City’s loyal supporters beginning to make their way back into the grounds.

He said; "Although it's only a small number, it's a move in the right direction. We've missed your support more than you can imagine and we cannot wait until we can fill stadiums with Man City supporters once more."


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