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Guardiola 'surprised' Man City only have two points

Guardiola's team are unbeaten this season. Credit: PA

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola has confessed to being "surprised" by Man City's poor return of points in this season's Champions League.

Speaking to ITV Football's Gabriel Clarke ahead of tonight's clash at the Etihad, Guardiola said:

"I'm surprised they have two points, yeah, but the group is not easy. Roma is in the top in Italy and CSKA Moscow is always uncomfortable.

"There are five, six, seven teams who are focused to win the Champions League. I think Manchester City is one of them.

"They have quality, but they don't have the history and sometimes these little details, like the t-shirt, makes the difference."


Report: Guardiola 'approached by Chelsea to be boss'

Spanish football expert Guillem Balague has revealed that Pep Guardiola has been approached to become the new Chelsea boss, but that ex-Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez has not:

This week Pep Guardiola has been approached to take over Chelsea if the sacking got confirmed.

Pep said he will continue with his sabbatical.

Pep will doubt if it is a good idea to work for a man who changes his mind that often.

[...]Tthe instability of the club will make Pep think twice.

And Rafa Benítez, as we speak doing a talk in Abu Dhabi, has not got an offer from Chelsea or a call from them either.

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