Title race will go to the wire, says Sterling

Arnold Nichols
April 18, 2019

'Jose was just kind of waiting for me to say something, and finally I said, "But ... some of these guys have played 15, 20 games".

"He is a massive talent with blistering speeds, lots of flair and great feet, all the attributes you want in a forward". Spurs are the plucky underdog in this one, and with a ideal night of defending, the slim lead established at home might be all they need to advance tonight.

"The players have shown me they want to do it - I didn't have any doubts about that - and we have taken three points from a very hard place to win", said Guardiola.

"Hopefully they can support us every single minute and hopefully with the Etihad full with spectators, they can support us".

Spurs were 2-1 up on the night and 3-1 on aggregate, and City needed to score at least three to win.

"The Liverpool game would be enough for me, a little bit better", the Catalan said.

"I know the people say I came here to win the Champions League".

For the club to become a serious force in European football, they need to be winning the Champions League year after year, but instead they come up short in pretty emphatic fashion year after year.

"We have played with incredible personality in the last two or three months - for the last month we've known that if we drop points it will be more hard if not impossible to win the title".

With the central midfield area looking quite light, it surely opens the door for Oliver Skipp to possibly make a Champions League debut.

Speaking on the BBC Radio 5 LIVE's Football Daily podcast, Walters said: "I was chatting with Phil Bardsley and I'm going to drop a name here, he was sat with Sir Alex Ferguson".

"It is important how you handle 11 months. They said you were hard". "The reality is the reality".

"We are going to fight and hope for a very good performance". I am a person that never makes excuses after and never before.

"What we need to do tomorrow is put our hurt on the pitch, our desire and after we will see".

They are 1-0 down after the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

However, Manchester City will start as favourites given that the Citizens have the best home record in the Premier League this season.

"We know we will have to suffer", the World Cup victor said.

"Fernandinho is a huge player for City because he is a specialist and there is no obvious replacement for him in the squad, who's able to play the deep midfield role".

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