Pep Guardiola dismissed the tag of Man Metropolis being favourites to win the Champions League this season.
Metropolis received their 19th straight sport in all competitions as they beat Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0.
It was a dominant efficiency by Man Metropolis in Budapest as they took management of their last-16 tie.
Joao Cancelo supplied a beautiful help to teammate Bernardo Silva within the first half and so they by no means seemed like relinquishing management.
The second was added by Gabriel Jesus after yet one more Cancelo cross discovered Silva, however this time he headed to the striker as a substitute of going for aim.
The outcome offers Metropolis two essential away aim heading into the second leg in three weeks time with a spot within the quarter-final up for grabs.
The Champions League has been the competitors that has eluded Guardiola at Metropolis and this season could possibly be their finest probability of claiming it.
When requested it his aspect have been favourites, Guardiola informed BT Sport: ”After I see Bayern, I wouldn’t suppose so. I say once more, my goal is West Ham. For a very long time we considering each sport we attempt to win from Cheltenham to Outdated Trafford. Subsequent problem is West Ham at 12.30.
“If the individuals say that we have now to simply accept it however [we are] the crew who solely arrives as soon as within the semi remaining in ten years. If they are saying we will win it, no downside.”
On Metropolis’s efficiency towards Gladbach, Guardiola added: “Usually was good, we managed the sport aside from one motion on the finish. Sadly right now we weren’t medical upfront, once we have been 1 v 1 and that’s one thing we have now to enhance on this competitors.
“First leg is all the time harder however on this competitors we don’t have many possibilities and upfront we have now to be extra medical. The one towards one or towards the defenders we weren’t capable of even dribble. On this competitors you need to be good to undergo.”
Guardiola was additionally requested how Metropolis have gone on their sensational 19-match successful run and responded: “We now have some huge cash to purchase a number of unimaginable gamers.”