Pep Guardiola sends message to Manchester City squad ahead of Copenhagen

Manchester City resume the defence of their Champions League trophy on Tuesday evening with an away clash vs FC Copenhagen.

The Sky Blues travel to Denmark for the first leg but are still clear favourites for the Round of 16 tie. Back City to win at 1/4 with bet365.

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Pep Guardiola sends message

Ahead of the game, Pep Guardiola has sent a message to his Manchester City players.

Speaking to the media pre-match, Guardiola said his City players will be ready to ‘suffer’ during Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Copenhagen.

He also drew on his own experience of playing in Denmark to point out how fierce the crowd will be:

“I have been here with the national team against Denmark and it is so tough, the crowd are so close and imagine two months without games, the crowd will want to be at the football,” he said.

“I have huge respect. I said to the players this morning you have to prepare mentally and be ready to suffer.

“It will be a tight, tight game 100% - I feel it - and normally my guts don’t lie to me!”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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