Champions League: Manchester Metropolis ‘contemporary and prepared’ to battle for quadruple, says midfielder Phil Foden

Champions League: Manchester Metropolis ‘contemporary and prepared’ to battle for quadruple, says midfielder Phil Foden

Foden struck within the ninetieth minute to offer the Premier League leaders a hard-earned 2-1 win within the first leg on the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, minutes after Marco Reus regarded to have snatched a draw for the German aspect.

Champions League: Manchester City 'fresh and ready' to fight for quadruple, says midfielder Phil Foden

File picture of Phil Foden. Reuters

Manchester: Phil Foden says Manchester Metropolis stay contemporary and able to battle for the quadruple after they scored late to offer them the sting in opposition to Borussia Dortmund of their Champions League quarter-final.

Foden struck within the ninetieth minute to offer the Premier League leaders a hard-earned 2-1 win within the first leg on the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, minutes after Marco Reus regarded to have snatched a draw for the German aspect.

“It’s actually exhausting typically, mentally and in your legs as effectively, after getting back from internationals, however we’ve got quite a lot of gamers within the squad which might be contemporary and able to play,” mentioned 20-year-old midfielder Foden.

“The supervisor is rotating and so we’re prepared and I believe as a crew we’re doing brilliantly. We’re preventing for every part we are able to and are going to battle till the top.”

Metropolis have now received 27 of their previous 28 video games in all competitions and stay heading in the right direction for a historic sweep of the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup.

However they’ve didn’t get past the final eight within the Champions League in every of Pep Guardiola’s 4 earlier seasons in cost and needed to dig deep for his or her win in opposition to Dortmund.

Kevin De Bruyne gave the house aspect a first-half lead they usually saved Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland, who’s coveted by Europe’s high golf equipment, comparatively quiet till he teed up Reus within the 84th minute.

Foden had the ultimate say because the clock ran down, however the away aim for Dortmund may nonetheless show essential.

“It was a aid,” he mentioned. “We had quite a lot of probabilities however in the long run, I am simply completely satisfied to attain and assist the crew in a vital time.

“However in fact they’re a fantastic crew. They will have spells the place they’ve the ball as effectively and it’s going to be a very attention-grabbing recreation within the second leg.

“They’re good — quite a lot of younger gamers, energetic. They are often within the field with three passes so they’re very harmful. We’ll have to remain targeted for the complete 90.”

Earlier than subsequent Wednesday’s journey to Dortmund, Metropolis host Leeds on Saturday, trying to take one other step in the direction of their third Premier League title in 4 years.

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