Raheem Sterling thinks City will be flying if they can see out the win against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday night
Raheem Sterling has highlighted the importance of making it past the Champions League last 16, saying Manchester City will be “flying” if they get past Borussia Dortmund.
City hold a 2-1 lead from the first leg, but Sterling told BT Sport this week that it should have been 3-0, and as long as City don’t overthink the second leg, they’ll progress to the last eight.
The Champions League has been the one competition City have been desperate to go far in since Pep Guardiola took charge of the club, but they’re still to make it past the quarter final stage under the Spaniard, which is where they’ll be if they see off Dortmund on Tuesday night.
Speaking about the game, Sterling said: “In the last couple of seasons, we’ve been at this stage and we know we should have won. It’s more just trying to overcome that stage, and I feel like we’ll be flying. The manager tried to stress before Dortmund to just play our football.
“If we just do that, without really overthinking much, we’ll win the second leg. That was a game that should have been won 3-0, we had the chances to finish that game off. Going away, that’s definitely gonna be a difficult one.”
If City do make it past the Germans, they’ll take on the winners of Bayern Munich vs PSG, with the French champions currently 3-2 up after a pulsating first leg.