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Guardola Sets Champions League Quarter-Final Target

Pep Guardiola says reaching the Champions League quarter-finals would be enough for Manchester City and that he does not know if his side are ready to win the competition.

City have dominated in England this season and currently lead the Premier League by 16 points. They are also still in the FA Cup and have already booked a place in the Carabao Cup final later this month.

However, City have only ever reached the semi-finals of the Champions League on one occasion – under Manuel Pellegrini in 2015/16 – and were knocked out in the last-16 by Monaco in Guardiola’s first European campaign as City boss last season.

When asked whether the biggest sides in Europe would fear City in the Champions League this season, Guardiola answered: “I don’t know. I don’t know if we are ready or not.

“I have full confidence in the guys, there is no doubt about that. They know it. But the competition is special so I don’t know.

“Our target is to do better than last season which is to go into the quarter-final, so that will be enough for the short-term.

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