City not ready to win Champions League -Guardiola

City not ready to win Champions League -Guardiola”

Pep Guardiola has said his Manchester City team make too many mistakes to be considered Champions League contenders.

Likewise, Otamendi is set to start tonight after recovering from a knock he picked up on global duty.

Riyad Mahrez has made some important contributions this season for Manchester City and is a strong possibility to start on the right flank against Atalanta.

Guardiola tweaked City's set-up in the first leg of their quarter-final against Spurs last season and watched his team lose 1-0 after Sergio Aguero missed an early penalty.

Atalanta have been dealt a big blow as star striker Duvan Zapata, who has been in red-hot form this season, picked up an injury during the global break and is a major doubt for the trip to England.

There is no looking past Pierluigi Gollini between the sticks for La Dea.

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"I don't like for one specific game to change something", he said.

Atalanta are the fifth different Italian side Man City have faced in European competition (after Juventus, Milan, Napoli and Roma), registering at least one win over each of the previous four.

Tuesday's Champions League clash will be the first time the two sides have faced each other.

Pep Guardiola would hold his pre-match press conference for the Atalanta game on Monday afternoon.

'When we conceded three goals against Tottenham, it was with Vincent (Kompany) and Aymeric (Laporte), who were incredible last season.

The Belgian is considered by many as one of the best Premier League players if not the best and he has proved his credentials time and again.

The 28-year-old joined City from Wolfsburg back in 2015 for €75 million and has helped City to two Premier League titles. Atalanta, on the other hand, have been in good form in Serie A, but are struggling to translate that onto the continental stage. I have got nothing to add to what has already been said about Pep Guardiola, not just as a coach but as a human being. "Little margins are the difference".

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