UCL:We will fight untill the last moment–Man City Manager


FC Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino hopes his team can put domestic disappointments to one side and pick up where they left off against Manchester City FC in their UEFA Champions. League round of 16 decider.

Barcelona’s visitors also suffered a surprise defeat at the weekend, but Rubén Cousillas –who will deputise for suspended City manager. Manuel Pellegrini – says the frustration felt
after their FA Cup elimination is “forgotten” as they seek to overturn a 2-0 first-leg deficit away to “the best team in the world”.

Barcelona Gerardo Martino, coach
After the match in Valladolid I said we made mistakes but under different circumstances –because all our defeats this season have been different. There’s not a specific reason for us being inconsistent. We need to be more
consistent at this stage of the season to
maintain our chances of winning all three competitions [Liga, Copa del Rey and UEFA Champions League].

We have talked a lot individually and as a group, but this is a different competition, we have a positive result behind us and we played well in Manchester. I don’t think the players are not motivated.

Every season the players know they have to. fight to win a trophy – they know the club and they know what’s expected, so I don’t need to give them extra motivation. We made lots of
mistakes against Valladolid and that isn’t normal for this team.

We have to think that ten or 12 days ago, we played a very good match against Manchester. City. I don’t see why we can’t do the samet today and I’m sure we will play well. We have to separate the league from the Champions League and we are at an advantage, so Valladolid has to be put to one side.

Rubén Cousillas, assistant manager
It’s difficult to say when we will score a goal. because Barcelona are the best team in the world with the best players in the world. All clubs go through tough times at some point in the season, but I don’t think that will be a determining factor tomorrow.

The decisions are taken by [Manuel] Pellegrini.I have worked with him for 13 years and I know what he wants. Today he can’t be on the bench [because of suspension] so it’s up to me to make substitutions, etc.

We had a big sense of frustration because we wanted to be back at Wembley and win another cup, but Wigan surprised us. We have turned the page and we have experienced and
quality players, which means we are more united than ever and we have forgotten everything in preparation for tomorrow.

We were the only [English] team to be alive in four competitions until Sunday. We are still standing in three competitions and we will fight until the last moment and won’t settle for a

We don’t listen to what’s said about Barcelona being in crisis. They are the best team and players are human beings who can have a low moment – but we have to respect the quality
they have.

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