Manchester City face Atalanta and then Liverpool over the course of this week and Pep is clearly more than just excited!
“It’s a great week for us because we come to Italy and face Atalanta and then face Liverpool on Sunday,” Guardiola declared.
“I want to qualify as soon as possible; I am not thinking about rotating. I go game by game.
“Try to win tomorrow to be already there (in the last 16) one more year – that would be incredible.
“But if not, there is Shakhtar at home and Dinamo Zagreb away and we will see.
“Tomorrow is the most important game. Try to play good, and after the next one.
“Before the first fixture there might have been a danger (of complacency), but they know, they have experienced exactly what it takes to come up against them.
“Now the players know what to expect.The first half was very even, up until 3-1.
“We’ve prepared as best we can, we know it is always tough to come away in Europe.
“Even so, there is still three quarters of the season to go after that.”
“It’s a legendary ground in Italy, in Europe and around the world,” the City manager added. “It is a special place to play football.”
“It’s still the same as always. I try to attack and defend always, the only difference is based on the attributes of the players I coach,” Pep added.
“Ultimately, I try to entertain the public and play an attacking style of football.”