Manchester United are the latest club to step up their interest in £40 million-rated Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. The 21-year-old is being heavily monitored by Manchester City, Arsenal, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. [@TheSunFootball]
Matija Nastasić on City: "They have improved a lot since I left and I think in the next years they can win the Champions League."
Domenico Tedesco in his Pre-Match Press Conference: “We have an outside chance of winning the tie, we won’t be taking this game lighter or fielding a weaker team, even though we have an important game against Leipzig on Saturday.”
John Stones and Aymeric Laporte among the squad training this afternoon. Benjamin Mendy, Vincent Kompany, Fernandinho and De Bruyne are absent. [via @spbajko]
Raheem Sterling gets the much deserved @WhoScored Premier League player of week for his outstanding hattrick against Watford!
Schalke are rumoured to field a B-Team for the second leg at the Etihad due to their domestic situation. Manager Domenico Tedesco is under huge pressure and knows if he doesn’t get good results domestically soon then his job is under jeopardy. [via @Sport_Witness]
The mentality: "By arriving in the latter stage of this competition we make another step forward, but even if we were to win it, that’s not it. You have to keep winning. That’s what all teams want to do. We must have the desire to play against the best."
On the stadium atmosphere: "My feeling now, maybe I'm wrong, is that the people are starting to enjoy this competition more, they think we can do it. We can not deny we are better than Schalke right now but anything can happen."
On the Champions League: "All the clubs want to win the competition, and some people say it’s terrible going out on the last 16, but it is a great achievement to be here. One of the best 16 in Europe, that is my point of view. I don’t feel extra pressure to win this trophy.... Continue Reading →