- Title: Man City prepare for Champions League match against Borussia Moenchengladbach
- Date: 22nd November 2016
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (German) MANCHESTER CITY COACH, PEP GUARDIOLA, SAYING: "The way they play is very interesting, very offensively-minded. They have a great mentality. Results are a matter of the moment because sooner or later, they will play very well. But tomorrow, we have a big opportunity to reach the next round because with Barcelona and Celtic Glasgow, that's a very unpleasant group, a very complicated and dangerous group. So tomorrow we have the first match ball, our first opportunity and we want to succeed." GUARDIOLA'S HANDS REPORTERS (SOUNDBITE) (German) MANCHESTER CITY COACH, PEP GUARDIOLA, SAYING (ON BAYERN MUNICH): "I know the players, I know the club and sooner or later... this is only the beginning of the season. In the end, they will win. They deserve it, for their mentality, for the players. And of course I am the first fan of Bayern and I have full trust in Carlo and his players. Sooner or later they will be doing what they always do: win, win, win." REPORTERS GUARDIOLA GETTING UP AND WALKING OFF ILKAY GUNDOGAN ARRIVING ON PODIUM PHOTOGRAPHERS SIDE SHOT OF NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY PLAYER, ILKAY GUNDOGAN, SAYING: "This is now what the people expect from us, from me. They will always have this Barcelona game on their minds, especially the second half where we played really, really good football and created a lot of chances and had a lot of opportunities to score a goal. And of course our aim, our target is to repeat that as much as possible, also of course tomorrow. It just showed ourselves that we are able to compete with the best. If you want to play a really good role in this competition then you need to compete with the best." WIDE OF NEWS CONFERENCE
- Embargoed: 7th December 2016 20:37
- Keywords: soccer Manchester Guardiola Moenchengladbach champions league
- Location: MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY
- City: MOENCHENGLADBACH, GERMANY
- Country: Germany
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA00359J0N5R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said on Tuesday (November 22) he was determined to win over Borussia Moenchengladbach in Wednesday's Champions League match.
Calling the hosts "one of the best teams in German history," the former Bayern Munich coach told reporters in Moenchengladbach: "tomorrow, we have a big opportunity to reach the next round because with Barcelona and Celtic Glasgow, that's a very unpleasant group, a very complicated and dangerous group."
Asked to comment on the status of his former club after Borussia Dortmund ended their opponents' unbeaten run this season, Guardiola said he had "full trust" in his successor, Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti.
Declaring himself the "first" Bayern fan, Guardiola said "sooner or later they will be doing what they always do: win, win, win."
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