Marcelo points out to City: “We don’t have to be afraid of him”

Marcelo points out to City: "We don't have to be afraid of him"

The Brazilian defender thinks big and is optimistic about what Olympique Lyon can do in their quarter-final clash against Pep Guardiola.

Olympique Lyon is immersed in a dream at the continental level after having left Juventus on the road and classified in the round of the eight best of the UEFA champions league, which will begin to be played from Wednesday in Lisbon.

The next challenge presents another group of huge billboards such as Manchester City and, although it sounds like a feat to imagine that the French can eliminate Pep Guardiola’s on Saturday, Marcelo clarifies that his team is capable of achieving it.

“That we are condemned to win the Champions League to play in Europe next season? But we can win the Champions League! If we did not believe it, we would not play the tournament. We think about going as far as possible,” the Brazilian defender was emboldened in an interview with France Football.

As he pondered every step the Lions would have left in Portugal, the 33-year-old added: “We know it will be difficult, but in our heads, in our hearts, we believe in it. We have to think big and not set limits. I dream of playing the final and being the champion. Regardless of the rival. “

In this specific analysis of the next opponent, the South American relies on the positive scores achieved against the Citizens in last season’s group, in which they reaped a win and a draw.

“We already faced Manchester City last season and got good results. We respect them, but we don’t have to be afraid of them. We will have to look them in the eye, like against PSG (in the League Cup final), like against Juventus … It is a rather special Champions League, which is played in one match, so you can be sure that we will enter the field to seek victory. We are confident. It is for these types of matches that we do this work. There is nothing to fear. They are human beings, right? They have two legs and two arms, “said the OL central.

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