Guardiola says PSG have ‘most talented’ forward players in world football

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will need to produce a ‘perfect performance’ in order to beat Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the club’s Champions League semi-final second leg.

City host PSG in the second leg of their last four tie tomorrow evening, with the Premier League leaders in a strong position to advance to a maiden final after winning 2-1 in the first meeting in France.


Goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Riyad Mahrez secured victory in the Parc des Princes, though Guardiola insists there is plenty of work left to be done ahead of a second meeting with the side he believes has the ‘most talented’ forward players in world football.

Guardiola’s side will head into the clash in confident mood following a win at Crystal Palace on Saturday, City now just one victory away from securing the Premier League title.

After lifting the Carabao Cup last month success in this season’s Champions League would likely secure a historic treble for his side, but the Spaniard says his team will have to produce a ‘perfect performance’ to secure their place in the final.

“Everybody knows we are living something special,” Guardiola told the club’s website.

“We are one step to be champions again, three times in four years in this country something more than remarkable.

“And we will play in the semi-final in the Champions League (trying) to reach the final for the first time for this club.

“But we have to do our job. On Tuesday we have to play almost the perfect performance.

“We play the team with perhaps right now the most talented players upfront… it’s not just one or two.

“They can win the game with one single action. We have to play as a team with an incredible mentality to play to win the game.

“We have to be more aggressive with and without the ball and to win the game. That’s why the commitment from everyone is there.

“We will try and make the best selection as possible and do a good game.”

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