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Pep Guardiola plays down Manchester City’s Champions League chances: “We are teenagers in this competition”

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City remain teenagers in the Champions League as they look to lift the trophy for the first time.

“We are teenagers in this competition,” said Guardiola. “That’s how I feel. You have to dream, to point as high as possible and at the same time accept there are other teams thinking the same. We cannot deny how strong they are.

“People think that because Real Madrid are not there, this competition will be easy.

“Hopefully in the quarter-finals and after we will see if we can be there. The teams there will be a similar level to Real – they are top teams.

“I said many times all the clubs in the group stages, the last 16, last eight, want to win.

“It’s another step, but it’s difficult. In the last 16, if you go out, it’s a big disaster.

“But it’s a big success, being here, and we’re closer to doing that.”

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