Man City Players Like Precarious Situations – Guardiola

MANCHESTER: Pep Guardiola admitted that his Manchester City loved to play under pressure ahead of the Champions League quarter-final second leg against Real Madrid.

City won their first European title last season thanks to Rodri’s goal in the final against Inter Milan, completing a treble with the Premier League and FA Cup.

The operator from Spain now has the chance to become the first manager to lead an English club to win the treble twice in a row.

That opportunity is even more open after last weekend’s league action which put them at the top with six games to go.

However, City will have to overcome 14-time European champions Real Madrid at the Etihad Stadium after a 3-3 draw in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu.

“They surprised us with the position of the players and we have to review.

“Carlo (Ancelotti) with his experience, is able to change tactics and we have to be ready. But at the same time we will try to apply pressure.

“They (City players) like pressure. They like to be in a critical situation,” said Guardiola.