Guardiola 'Curious' Whether Fa...

Soccer

Guardiola 'Curious' Whether Fans Will Rally Behind Manchester City

William O'Callaghan
William O'Callaghan

03:35 16 Apr 2019


Share this article


Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has issued a rallying call to their supporters ahead of tomorrow's Champions League clash with Tottenham.

The Premier League champions need to overturn a one-nil deficit at the Etihad if they're to progress to the semi-finals.

Guardiola says his players will need the full backing of their home fans if they're to get over the line.

"Do it for the guys - the last 20 months, they are so proud with what they have done but they are human beings. They will have bad moments in the games and at that moment we need our supporters.

"At this stage, without supporters, we cannot go through. I'm expecting.

"I'm really curious to see how our fans are going to react tomorrow, really curious."

 

Dave Thompson/PA Archive/PA Images

 

The Manchester City boss has also been addressing his own record in the competition. Guardiola won the Champions League twice during his time in charge of Barcelona but has not reached the final since Barca's victory against Manchester United in the 2011 decider.

"Sorry guys, I'm a failure in this competition but many times I played in the semi-final and quarter-finals, and every time I played away the atmosphere was really incredible. They support their local teams.

"We need it. Really, we need it. I want to see that they want to get to the semi-finals. Not the players, the players no doubt after 20 months.

"I want to see my fans, our fans, that they really want the semi-finals. I want to see that tomorrow."

Midfielder Fernandinho is City's own injury doubt for tomorrow's game, the Brazilian international remains short of match fitness.

 

Subscribe to Off The Ball's YouTube channel for more videos, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for the latest sporting news and content.


Share this article


Read more about

Champions League Manchester City Pep Guardiola Tottenham

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up in queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

OTB

OTB

Up next

OTB AM

OTB AM

07:45 AM-09:30 AM

Share

OFF THE BALL

OFF THE BALL

07:00 PM-09:00 PM

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on