Reflecting on it a bit further, yes City probably have more talent than any other team, but they're not the experienced, canny European operators we've come up short against before. They obviously just destroyed someone in the CL but who knows..if we set up properly.
PSG look amazing beating up on their own league and then got merked by Utd from an amazing first leg position, it can be done.
That’s the main thing for me. City are a little club that have been bank rolled by a brutal regime. They are everything that’s wrong with football. Didn’t want to play any of the English clubs, mainly because I want us to be playing European clubs in Europe, but least of all them.
If we’d been playing Barca or Juve (two games I still think we’d lose) I could still look forward to the event itself something, playing city isn’t something to look forward to, it’s a chore.
I’d have been more excited about pretty much any other team
Juve - Ronaldo + possible revenge
Ajax - be a great footballing game with good chance
Porto - the easiest other team on paper so good chance
Barca - Messi + glamour
Liverpool/Utd - legends of the British game and bit of fan rivalry and banter
But yeah City, it’s like playing a bank’s starting 11.
Look, if we can't beat City over two legs we don't deserve to be in the CL SFs. Why is everyone so worked up? They have dodgy games, particularly in Europe. If Liverpool could do it last season we can do it this season (terrible current form notwithstanding).
Why has everyone written this down as a loss already? This wasn't even the toughest draw of the lot. We have the advantage of starting at home. Barcelona would have felt 100% impossible over two legs. City certainly doesn't.
If you honestly believe that the draws are pure chance and not rigged then please explain this too me because the chances of these match ups coming out as they have in UEFA's favor are so slim. Not trying to argue, I'm genuinely trying to see things from your perspective.
Just to put this out there, I couldn't give a fuck about our match up I believe we can beat anyone on our day. My grievance is with the draw in general.