Manchester City gaffer Manuel Pellegrini believes that Bayern Munich would show them no mercy come their showdown in Germany. Although a win against high flying Swansea should elate City’s ailing spirits, the German giants pose a far more bigger and better threat than Swansea. Man City’s hopes of qualifying for the next round are hanging by a thread and City are already favorites to not qualify for the next round.
“Bayern never take it easy. Big teams never take one game easier. They must always fill their obligation to win and we are going to see a very good Bayern on Tuesday.” said Pellegrini
“I think one of the ways we’ve improved has been our intensity. In the last games we’ve played, we’ve played with a lot of intensity but not consistently – not for the whole game. We did it from the beginning to the end (against Swansea).
“We are without three very important players but that’s why we have a squad. We know we must win against Bayern and must have the personality to go and be aggressive from the beginning. This is our last chance to progress in the Champions League.”
“First of all trying recover the ball as soon as we can with good pressing. After that trying not to lose it with easy passes.
“It’s very difficult to recover the ball against them because they play very well with technical players. You must demonstrate you are technical and don’t lose easy balls. They must be a little bit tired to recover the ball and not fresh to counter attack.
“As a team we never think chances are gone – in the Premier League and Champions League.
“Maybe we are in a difficult position. If we don’t play a good game against Bayern Munich of course we cannot continue in the Champions League, but I have trust in these players and sure we are going to play a good game and win the three points.
“It’s important to put on a good performance but important to continue to the next stage. If we don’t continue then it is an important step back but we have had chances already. I always think in a positive way and the only thing we need to do is to win.
“We have two games more. The target is to qualify for the next stage. A lot of time the teams to have played badly in the group have won the Champions League. We’ve made important mistakes – especially against CSKA Moscow.”
Manchester City would be hoping for a miracle as their hopes hang by a thread. The Citizens already reel at the bottom of Group E with only two points. If City are to qualify for the next round, than a win in Germany should be of paramount importance to the Manuel Pellegrini managed side.