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Pep Guardiola is confident that Manchester City will win the appeal against the two-year ban outside European club tournaments.
The “Citizens” are waiting for the decision of the Sports Arbitration Court (CAS) on July 13. The club was banned outside Europe for two years by UEFA in February after being found guilty of violating the Financial Fair Play rules. Their case was heard by the CAS last month, but the decision was postponed to mid-July. “We’re ready. I have great confidence and trust in the people who will be allowed to play in the Champions League, because we want to participate in the tournament in the coming seasons. On July 13, we will understand the decision, I hope, for the club, all employees, players and staff – to continue to grow as a club in the coming seasons, “said the Spaniard.
Beyond these problems, City continue in this year’s edition of the Champions League, which will be renewed in August. The team has a 2-1 lead against Real Madrid after the first round of 16 at the Santiago Bernabeu. It is still unclear exactly where the rematch will take place – the second match will be played in Portugal if City cannot accept the match at the Etihad, but Guardiola is determined to keep the team in the best possible shape for the clash with the Royal Club. Betindex.bet reminds that Manchester City was dethroned by Liverpool in the Premier League, but the teams’s form after the resumption of the season after a three-month break due to the coronavirus is excellent. On Thursday, they convincingly defeated the newly crowned champion with 4: 0 and Guardiola believes that this is a positive sign.
“Every game is different, but I can’t deny that beating Liverpool 4-0 in the way we did was great. Football is about feelings, moments. Sometimes your mood rises, sometimes you are disappointed, but we can safely conclude that we beat probably the best team in the world at the moment. So we can do it. But every match is different. Arsenal, which is our rival in the semifinals for the FA Cup, Real Madrid – they all play differently. What I want is to enter the matches in the best possible conditions and then to show mental resilience on the field. These matches are not won with tactics or ideas, but with passion. We want to do it. ”Guardiola concluded before visiting Southampton on Sunday.