Man City finished the Champions League group stage with a 3-0 victory over Marseille, with the most significant development being Sergio Aguero’s return to action.
After suffering spells on the sideline, Aguero arrived from the substitutes bench in the second half, and duly displayed his goalscoring instincts to poke in the second goal for his side at Etihad; however, Pep Guardiola has confirmed Aguero will not start against Manchester United on Saturday.
Following the match, Bernardo Silva revealed the team’s reaction to the Argentine’s return and their win tonight, during his post-match interview with BT Sport,
“Very happy! Everyone knows how important he is for us. He’s one of the best players that ever played for Man City – a goal scorer and just a fantastic guy to have in the dressing room, for the atmosphere, and for the vibe.”
“It’s a good start, we know it’s not enough, but a very good start. Now we’re into the last-16, our goal is to do better than we did in the last three seasons and that’s what we’ll try to do for sure.”
Silva also said that despite having already qualified for the knockout stages of the competition, Man City players wanted to win against Marseille. He discussed how they want to keep winning in order to build a good momentum as they look forward to a ‘tough game’ against Manchester United this weekend.
“I think it was a good game. We knew we already had the first position, we had already qualified, but still it’s always very good to finish this group with a good win, 3-0 at home, and yeah we’re happy and now onto the next one.”
“It’s been a few games that we’ve been winning. When you win, it’s always easy to go to the next game, win again, win again, win again. So, to have these games in a row winning, it’s very nice, and we just wanted to keep going the momentum. We have a tough game on Saturday against Man United, but we want to do well and keep winning.”
Pep Guardiola’s men will now turn focus towards Manchester United who are currently ahead by two points in the Premier League table.
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