Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has claimed the world is waiting to “kill” him and his team, if they fail to get a good result in Tuesday’s Champions League round-of-16 first-leg tie against Monaco.
Guardiola has never failed to reach the semi-final of the competition and has won it twice with Barcelona.
City’s last game ended goalless with Championship side Huddersfield Town on Saturday and they take on the free-scoring Ligue 1 side at the Etihad.
“It is not easy to be here. I said many times, in the Champions League the recent history is quite good but Manchester City were not there for a long time. I want the players to enjoy this moment – because it’s beautiful.
“People can think, ‘OK, it’s Man City, it’s English football, the most prestigious football, the most media, the most advertising, and you have to be here.’ But a lot of clubs, big clubs, are not here. We have to see that we are lucky guys.