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Marseille coach AVB: Guardiola an inspiration for me

Olympique Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas is excited to be facing Pep Guardiola and Manchester City tonight.

The two teams meet in the second game of their Champions League group.

AVB said, "It's a great pleasure to face Pep. I followed him a lot during his career, he is an inspiration for me.

"City are a big European team, for us that will allow us to measure ourselves against the best teams, as we did against Bayern. Unfortunately the Velodrome will be empty, it will be sad.

"But it's still a big confrontation, we can't wait to play.

"Guardiola always offers different tactics depending on the opponents. So we can expect something else for tomorrow, they have several possible dynamics, that's the difficulty for us.

"He is innovative, he continues to take risks, such as taking out the ball with short passes. For the coach that I am, he's someone who thinks a lot about the game."

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