But he insisted that is as far as his interest in former Barca players went when the subject was raised by a local journalist. This summer I never called Messi, Busquets, Suarez or Iniesta. We needed a goalkeeper like Claudio [Bravo] or Ter Stegen. Claudio came and Ter Stegen made a decision to stay. If ever I have called a Barca player it is because he doesn't get playing time. "Then his dad called me in NY to see about Bayern, but I said go to Barca".
"In the case of Leo I really wish him to play here [at Barca] and finish his career here".
"If it happens, there would be a list of six, seven or eight clubs who would want to sign him, but it will be down to Messi where he wants to go". Anyone would think you've got an impressive managerial CV and know what you're talking about.
Enrique has been boosted by the return of full-backs Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba to training, while Guardiola's only major absentee is Bacary Sagna. My family is here, that is why I am always happy.
"I've spent time here, this stadium is part of my life, I grew up here". "All of those that played under him in those four years". When you travel around, you remember places for the people you met.
Manchester City achieved its second profit under its Abu Dhabi owners prior to a bout of heavy spending on players in the offseason which is aimed at title challenges in England and Europe. "Pep understands the game like we do". If you lose two points against the fourth (seeded team) in your group you are forced to wait until the last matchday to progress to the next round. But I am convinced we played a really good game against a really good team, a tough opponent with good players and if you see how we played against them and how dominant we were, it's a big plus for us. It is not a friendly game. In order to reach this goal we need to win.
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Guardiola admits there can be no special plan to counter Barca's weapons.
"I believe the 2016-17 season represents the beginning of a critical new phase in the evolution of Manchester City", said Al Mubarak.
That has much to do with the reason why Guardiola has only been back to the Camp Nou one other time than Bayern's visit in the past four years.
Barca were not overly troubled as they beat City at the last 16 stage in both 2014 and 2015, winning all four matches.
"Having said that, tomorrow you need to perform at the same level as them".
It promises to be a fascinating game with two of the favourites for the competition measuring their respective strengths, helmed by two good tacticians in Guardiola and Barcelona coach Luis Enrique and strikers who can turn the game in a moment. You don't win here easily.