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Guardiola admits Bayern are Champions League favorites

Thu 25 February 2021 | 8:57

Despite a 2-0 comfortable victory over Gladbach on Wednesday, given their history in the Champions League, Guardiola doesn't believe that his side's winning run makes them title favorites.

He told

BT Sport

in his post-match interview:

"In general, we controlled the game. Unfortunately, today we were not clinical enough up front. That is something we have to improve in this competition. Up front, we have to be more clinical. In this competition, you have to be perfect to make sure you go through.

"When I see Bayern Munich I don't think we are favourites. My target is West Ham in three days.

"If people say we are favourites, we have to accept it, but a team who, in their whole history, has been to a semi-final once? OK, they say it, we have to accept it."

Keeping 13 clean-sheets during their 19-match victory run in all competitions,

Guardiola

believes that his backline has been the catalyst behind the team's success.

"That is the reason why we're incredibly solid for 19 matches in a row,"

he said at his press conference.

"Everyone is involved. The defenders concede just one on target. You have to learn this, all of you, because we make an incredible effort up front with Raz, Phil, Gabriel, Gundo and Bernardo, everyone.

He added:

"Football is not attack and defence; it's all together."

Pep's

men will visit

West Ham

on Saturday as they’re looking to maintain their 10-point clearance at the top of the Premier League’s table.

 


source: SportMob

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