Manchester Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola can be rooting for Bayern Munich when his former workforce tackle Liverpool of their Champions League last-16 second-leg tie in Germany afterward Wednesday.
The Spaniard, who had three profitable seasons at Bayern earlier than becoming a member of Metropolis in 2016, tipped the German champions to prevail at dwelling after holding Liverpool to a 0-Zero attract final month’s first leg at Anfield.
“I am sorry for the English individuals however I need Bayern to undergo,” Guardiola mentioned after Metropolis’s 7-Zero drubbing of Schalke 04 on Tuesday that guided the English champions into the quarter-finals with a 10-2 mixture scoreline.
“I really like Munich, I really like Bayern. I’ve plenty of pals there. It is a demanding recreation for each however I really feel I like Bayern Munich and hopefully, they will undergo.”
If Liverpool advance, it will mark the primary time since 2009 that 4 English groups have reached the quarter-finals of Europe’s elite membership competitors, with Metropolis, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur already via.
The Champions League has been dominated by Spanish golf equipment in recent times with Actual Madrid and Barcelona profitable seven of the final 10 titles.
“It is good for English soccer that three groups are there within the quarter-finals and Liverpool too, possibly,” Guardiola added. “Within the final decade, Spanish groups managed every thing. It is good for us. For English soccer it is unimaginable.”