CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | SEVILLA-MAN CITY
Pellegrini: "The Premier League is more competitive than La Liga"
The Chilean coach defended the competitively of the English league. On Sevilla he stated: "Irrespective of who plays, they’ll give us a good game".
Manuel Pellegrini and Otamendi spoke on behalf of Manchester City this evening ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League Group D tie against Sevilla at the Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium (kick off 2045 CET).
Classification: It depends on how the Juventus result goes before we can qualify mathematically and only if we beat Sevilla. What is important is that we will try and secure maximum points but at the same time we are conscious that we are facing a good team. We have no plans to try and go out to secure a point; we’ll set out to win
What Sevilla are you anticipating? We’re facing a side who have recently been crowned Europa League champion twice, a team who are string at home and always have great fans helping them along. Banega? They have great players irrespective of who plays. Were facing a strong side.
La Liga and Premier League: When I arrived in Spain, there were five, maybe six teams who could aspire to win the league and now just two. In the Premier League, any team can beat the other. The Spanish league is more technically focused and the English league faster, it’s a better league.
Jesús Navas: : We all know how he well loved in Seville and vice-versa. He took a step by moving to a different league and country and I hope he gets a reception from the fans that he deserves..