Man City duo make Champions League confidence admission amid encouraging Haaland claims
Here are your Manchester City evening headlines for Monday, May 2.
Two City players agree on confidence levels vs Real Madrid after Liverpool test
Manchester City used Liverpool’s win over Newcastle this weekend to motivate them to three important points at Leeds, giving them confidence going into this week’s Champions League trip to Madrid.
The big games keep coming for City and Liverpool, who both have Champions League semi-final second legs this week after Saturday Premier League games. Liverpool temporarily moved top of the table with a 1-0 win at Newcastle, before City responded later in the day at Elland Road with a well-earned 4-0 win over Leeds.
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Speaking after the win in Yorkshire, defender Aymeric Laporte said that the squad had watched Liverpool’s game and the result put pressure on them to respond.
Bayern Munich great expects England move for City target Haaland
Philipp Lahm admits it is likely Erling Haaland will move to the Premier League as his former club Bayern Munich look to stay competitive against their English rivals.
Bayern are celebrating their 10th consecutive Bundesliga title after sealing the title against Haaland’s Dortmund last week, with their domestic dominance showing no sign of ending any time soon. However, while they have routinely snapped up the best talent from the rest of the division – Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer and Benjamin Pavard are among the first-team stars to have moved from other German clubs – questions are being asked of their ability in Europe.
Pep Guardiola was criticised by some for not winning the Champions League during his three years in Munich where he won the league in record time, and it has not gone unnoticed in Bavaria both that Bayern have suffered two disappointing European exits in a row and that one of the most exciting talents in Germany is not expected join the Bundesliga champions.
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