Manchester Metropolis gaffer, Pep Guardiola, has known as on his defenders to “preserve this temper” after making it 706 minutes since they final conceded a purpose within the UEFA Champions League this season.
Guardiola’s males are solely the third group within the Champions League’s historical past to maintain seven consecutive clear sheets, after AC Milan (seven, ending in 2005) and Arsenal (10, ending in 2006).
Guardiola believes Metropolis will face a stronger opponent within the last-8 after eliminating Borussia Monchengladbach within the last-16 on Tuesday night time.
“What occurred prior to now is the previous,” Guardiola stated at his post-match press convention.
“The quarter-finals, one dangerous sport, dangerous moments, dangerous minutes, they will punish you with their high quality.
“Proper now, all of the groups will likely be so large. We solely conceded one purpose in opposition to Porto. That’s spectacular.
“It’s an unimaginable step ahead for the group. Everybody runs rather a lot, not simply the strikers. However you will need to perceive that we defend with the ball.
“We’ve to be aggressive with out the ball. All of the groups proper now, the standard they’ve, they will punish you.
“After the worldwide break, we’ll have time to suppose. The standard each time is larger, and hopefully, we will preserve this temper.
“I all the time suppose whenever you undergo, you deserve it. We attempt to play good, and we’ll see what occurs.”