Pep Guardiola and Raheem Sterling faced the media this afternoon ahead of the UEFA Champions League game against Real Madrid this week.
Real Madrid, traveled to the Etihad Stadium today ahead of the game and it’s going to be a tough match for both sides.
Guardiola has confirmed that two of his players will be unavailable for selection against Real Madrid and he had to cope without them.
Pep Guardiola and Raheem Sterling sends a clear message to Real Madrid duo ahead of the game.
Pep Guardiola on Vinicius Jr: “From my experience in Spain, always there is scrutiny. He’s just 21, settled perfectly, played regularly. It speaks for itself. You’re young and the pressure in these teams is to win and win.”
“I’ve lost and won against Real Madrid. The talent they have means we can’t only beat them by having more talent. That’s down to the players.”
“I express that he Gabriel Jesus could [play at right-back]. Vinicius and Gabriel could be a good battle, but he won’t play there. Maybe for a few minutes but no.”
“Pep Guardiola on Stones and Walker: “Tomorrow we will make a decision. They haven’t trained in 10 or so days.”
Raheem Sterling on Karim Benzema: “A top player, he’s played at a high level for such a long time. Incredible professional.”