Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola had an early reaction to their Champions League quarterfinal tie with Borussia Dortmund.
For their FA Cup press conference with Everton, Guardiola was quizzed about facing BVB star Erling Haaland.
“The numbers speak for itself,” he replied. “One of the best strikers in the world at his age. I saw a few games, the highlights, the numbers are impressive. I know the quality of this player, everybody knows. In two weeks I could answer better because I didn’t see much.
“Dortmund have experience, Witsel, Gueirro, Sancho, Reya, they invest in good young players with wages and salaries for agents. They have a lot of quality.
“They beat Sevilla who are in one of the best knockout teams. Dortmund is tough, could have been the others, all of them, just to discover how they are as a team and try to do a good first game. After a second one, if we do good games we deserve to go through. No more secret than that. Leeds are not the best team to face between the two legs, we now have two weeks to analyse and see a few games, how they are.”