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Man City boss Guardiola: I will study Copenhagen carefully

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says there'll be no underestimating FC Copenhagen.

City go to Denmark for the first-leg of their Champions League round 16 tie this week.

“They had a group against Bayern Munich, United, Galatasaray, one of the toughest groups and they went through," said Guardiola.

“We played two years ago and could not win there.

“Today I relax. But tomorrow I am going to start to watch them carefully. I will listen to my staff and see what they saw.

“From my experience, the first leg of the last 16 is always tricky. In my experience it's always difficult except when we won 5-0 against Sporting Lisboa but we had five shots on target and scored five goals.

“Always it has been difficult and it will be [again]."

Guardiola is delighted with the energy his team is showing.

“How they run, how they train every day, how they compete, still it's there.

“We won all the games in the Champions League and now we are there.

“The team had the feeling, they still want it.

“As much they want it, it will be a problem for the opponents, that's for sure."

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