Jol pleased as Hamburg draw Man City in UEFA Cup quarters

Manchester City have drawn Martin Jol's Hamburg in the UEFA Cup quarterfinals.

Manchester City have drawn Martin Jol's Hamburg in the UEFA Cup quarterfinals.

Hamburg will be a step up in class for Mark Hughes' men, who needed penalties to scrape past Aalborg in the last round.

The Bundesliga outfit came from 2-0 down to beat Galatasaray 3-2 in Istanbul on Thursday night and are very much in the race for the German title.

Jol told the club's official website: "Manchester City are a team that for me are among the best six in England.

"They are very strong in every area of the team. I am therefore convinced that we will see two good games. Our goal in the semi-finals."

On drawing Hamburg, City boss Mark Hughes said: "At this stage of the competition, it's always going to be difficult because there are no weak teams in the last eight. I think this is the plum tie to come out of the draw.

"There's the connection with Hamburg with us having Vincent and Nigel here, and we played them in pre-season which should help our preparations," he added on the club's website.

"We are a very different side from then to now, and we can look forward to this with confidence."

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