UEFA CL: Man City boss Guardiola sets quarter-final target - FCNaija

Champions League By: Ambrose Udeme | 12/02/2018

Pep Guardiola, Manchester City

Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola says reaching the Champions League quarter-finals would be enough for his side as they finalise preparations for Tuesday UEFA Champions League clash against Swiss giants Basel away from home.

Guardiola's man have dominated the EPL this season and currently lead the city rivals Manchester United by 16 points. They are also still in the FA Cup and have already booked a place in the Carabao Cup final later this month.

The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona boss in a press conference on Monday said: "I have full confidence in the guys, there is no doubt about that. They know it. But the competition is special so I don't know.

"Our target is to do better than last season which is to go into the quarter-final, so that will be enough for the short-term.

"We did better this season than last season, we cannot deny. But this competition is so special in my experience. The teams are so clinical and you have to control the bad moments." said Guardiola as quoted by Sky Sports.

City have only ever reached the semi-finals of the Champions League on one occasion - under Manuel Pellegrini in 2015/16 - and were knocked out in the last-16 by Monaco in Guardiola's first European campaign as City boss last season.