UEFA Champions League draw  2014-15 – Round of 16

FC Barcelona – Manchester City

Post draw reactions:

Luis Enrique – Barcelona coach

“Manchester City is a tough opponent, in principle one of the hardest we could have faced and once of the main candidates for the title. I am sure it’ll be a very hard match”.

“When the moment arrives, we will analyse them. We are certain that the tie will be very close because they are one of the contenders for the trophy and they have strengthened their team by signing some interesting players. It will be a very difficult tie, I’ve no doubt about that.

“The important thing in games like these is for us to be in good condition. If we’re on form, we are good enough to cope with any competition … I always think positively, and I know we are quite capable of getting through the round against Manchester City.”

Txiki Beguiristain – City’s director of football

“It is the same draw we had a year ago, it was a very difficult game and we are going to look forward to it. 

“We have plenty of confidence with the way we qualified beating Bayern Munich at home and Roma away, so the players will be working hard to get fit and arrive in confidence for those games.

“We have improved our squad from last season and we have some real quality up front.

“Manchester City have an outstanding squad with a very good coach, a very good team and are very competitive.

“We know all about them. They have been playing at a very high level and it is going to be difficult. Two great teams with incredible players and anything can happen.

“Luis Suarez has been performing excellently. Can we go further than last year? Hopefully we can go all the way.”

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