Guardiola: I am not afraid of Real Madrid. I will do one thing if they lose

 Guardiola: I am not afraid of Real Madrid. I will do one thing if they lose

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola spoke about facing Real Madrid tomorrow, Wednesday, in the second leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Guardiola said, in the press conference for the match: “Facing Real Madrid is a special match for me, but what matters to us is what we must present tomorrow as a team.”

He continued: "We have to adjust things that we did not do well at the Bernabéu. We need to perform a little better. We will talk about that and try to implement it."

He added: "We want to feel the pressure. We don't want to lose this match. We need to be hungry to compete. We want the fans in our stadium to help us a lot."

He stressed: "We have to prepare for the match, but we will not know until after 10 minutes the capabilities of those we face. Real Madrid is not a competitor. We have to improve our way of playing as much as possible."

He continued: "Walker trained well, and feels he is in good condition. I don't know if he will start or not, but I think he is available for this confrontation. I will see in the last training or two if he is good."

He continued: “Jude Bellingham has adapted very quickly to Real Madrid, and this is not easy. He is an exceptional player.”

He added: "I am not afraid of facing Real Madrid. I have faced them several times... Yes, I respect them, but that does not mean that I am afraid of them."

He continued: "We have to be prepared. They know us well and we have to provide some surprises, as Ancelotti did at the Bernabeu."

Regarding the possibility of bidding farewell to the tournament, he said: “If you lose to Madrid, you have to shake their hands and congratulate them. But I want to play in a way that makes us deserve to qualify for the semi-finals.”

He continued: "We will not control the match for 90 minutes, and neither will they. The feeling of danger with Real Madrid is always present."

Regarding whether he saw a complication in his match schedule, he stated: “We are accustomed to it. We should be present in these matches than not to qualify for them.”

He stressed: "I will never complain about it. This is what it is. An additional 24 hours to prepare is important. I am ready to suffer until the end."

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