Pep Guardiola: "Bernardo Silva is a lovely person. He never makes a bad face. He’s the guy in the locker room who is most loved. He is very talented. I am a lucky guy to have Bernardo in my hands, in every training session and every game. I love him. Simple as that."
Pep Guardiola: "John Stones has a groin problem. Gabriel Jesus has a hamstring problem. I don't think it is a big, big problem but enough for them not to come."
Pep Guardiola: "You can’t go through if you are not yourself. If you don’t do your best performance. If you want to dream, go through to the last stages, every single second you have to be incredible: impose your game. To be ourselves, that is what I want to feel."
Pep Guardiola: "This competition is special. The teams are good. You have to control your emotions. You have to suffer and survive the bad moments. But we are confident. We have many dreams in our head."
KDB: "The goal is not to win all four competitions. The goal is to win every game. We are happy with where we are but we want to progress in every competition we are in. In the league we have lost a few more games but we are still fighting in all four competitions."
KDB: "I’ve been fortunate in my career with injuries. I feel okay. I feel better and better, and that I’m performing better than I was in the beginning with my injury, so I’m happy about that."
Joshua Kimmich on @PepTeam: "Under Pep, I savoured every training session. He’s a perfectionist who’s always worried about details and doesn’t want to leave anything to chance. His sessions were so intense. He loves the game."
Manchester City have opened contract talks with Aymeric Laporte. City only signed Laporte 13 months ago and the Frenchman’s present contract runs until the summer of 2023, but the club have been so impressed with his form that they want him to sign a new deal.