Real Madrid should be concerned by Man City threat, warns Tevez
Manchester City no longer have to worry about Europe’s elite, with the Citizens “equal” to the likes of Real Madrid, says Carlos Tevez.
Real Madrid should be worried by the prospect of facing Manchester City in the Champions League semi-finals, according to former Etihad Stadium hero Carlos Tevez. City beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 on aggregate to tee up the last-four meeting with Carlo Ancelotti’s men, who edged past Chelsea to move one step away from the final.
Role reversal for Real Madrid
Madrid visit Manchester on Tuesday for the first-leg clash, having failed to win on any of their previous three trips to face City in European competition (D2 L1).
The most recent two clashes came in the Champions League knockout stages, with Madrid drawing 0-0 in the 2015-16 semi-final first leg and losing 2-1 in the 2019-20 last-16 second leg, and Tevez believes Pep Guardiola’s side are in a strong position.
Madrid have won the Champions League/European Cup on 13 occasions, while City are chasing their first such title, but the Premier League side cannot be considered underdogs given their current strength.
“Nowadays it is completely different. Today, Real Madrid are the one that have to be concerned about facing City,” former Argentina international Tevez told City’s official website.
“This is the advantage that City now have. Today, the opponents have to look at what City are capable to do.
“With the players we have now and the infrastructure City have been building during the years we can fight as equals against any team in Europe.”