Fans of Manchester City, dreams all out loud about a kampioensduel against arch rival Manchester United, but manager Josep Guardiola wants to not yet referred to.
During the 0-2 victory at Stoke City sang the supporters of Manchester City’s Monday night plagende songs about United and manager José Mourinho. With a lead of sixteen points on the fellow townsman is not a matter of whether, but when City champion.
Perhaps, on 7 april, when City plays at home against United in the 32nd round. “I understand that the fans there to think about, but the most important thing for me is that we champion,” said Guardiola. “When and where doesn’t matter to me.”
Given the large lead in the rankings is the derby not a top priority for the Spanish coach. “Before and after the match against United, we play in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Those games are important to us, so that is where our focus is.”
City sided with at the expense of FC Basel in the last eight of the miljoenenbal. On Friday the draw for the quarter-finals.
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Captain Vincent Kompany hopes on a possible kampioensduel against United. “Everyone on the blue side of Manchester understands that this is a once in a lifetime opportunity , “said the Belgian defender.
“We have one race for the derby, we will see how it goes. We are in the phase of the year in which each victory you are one step closer to the goal.”
In the coming interlandperiode leave the players of City that is not for their national team out to Abu Dhabi. In the land of the owners for the club, the team are preparing for the final phase of the season in which the prizes are distributed.
“We have almost three weeks off until the next contest. After the training camp in Abu Dhabi, we will be even stronger”, said Guadriola. “It is a heavy winter, we look forward to good weather to train.”
On march 31, will play City off against Everton. With a win, the team can a week later against United for the fifth time in the history won the national championship.