Man City boss Mancini: Porto as tough as they come

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believes getting Porto in the Europa League is the toughest draw they could have.

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini believes getting Porto in the Europa League is the toughest draw they could have.

Mancini has talked up the prospect of winning the second tier competition.

He told the club's official website: "Porto is probably the toughest game we could have.

"Manchester City against Porto feels like a Champions League game. I have come up against them as a player before and also a manager, they are a very good team and a very strong club in Europe.

"They are used to playing in Europe, in a great stadium. Not too many years ago they won the Champions League and also won the Europa League last year so they are a strong team.

"It will be a hard match for us. When I looked at the teams we could face I thought Porto would be the toughest.

"We know this game will be difficult, but also it will be difficult for them. It is a good game for the fans, a big team coming to Manchester, and we will be looking forward to it."

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