Pep Guardiola has been dealt a blow ahead of tomorrow's Champions League showdown against Liverpool after Antonio Mateu Lahoz, a referee the Manchester City manager has criticised in the past, was appointed to officiate the match.
"I hope we can solve all the problems we had, especially in the first half, in 10-15 minutes we conceded three goals".
"They have so much quality, they are going to win the league that's pretty clear, that's not for no reason", said Van Dijk on Tuesday. "The way they played all the season shows what they want to do".
That has already been reflected in his record of seven wins in 13 meetings with City boss Pep Guardiola, better than any other coach in the world.
"We don't need that information".
"My team is extraordinary, it is not comparable to others, it is top".
'Then he had concussion with the national team, and couldn't play against Everton. "This team is ready to fight with all the teams but the other teams are so good, it is hard - a mountain - but we can compete, especially at home". What we done this season is fantastic.
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Butler played 22½ minutes and was 7-for-10 from the field in his first game since getting hurt against Houston on February 23. Jaylen Brown finished with a career-high 32 points for the Celtics, who will be the east's second seed in the playoffs.
Regarding the potential mental damage done by back-to-back defeats, Guardiola said: "I don't know but if we are not able to do it, it will be a good lesson for the future". We are happy to handle it. "We have 90 minutes plus extra time and what we have shown this year - even in the last game - is we can create a lot of chances in the last few minutes". We went from a possible 2-1 lead to 2-1 deficit. City thumped Liverpool 5-0 in their Premier League match at Etihad Stadium on 9 September. He defended the title the following season and the year after that he led Dortmund agonizingly close to Champions League glory.
He answered that question in the build up to Liverpool's crucial second leg quarterfinal fixture against Manchester City on Tuesday.
As any football fan knows, City are more than capable of causing a massive upset Tuesday night, and if any manager is going to guide them to do so, it's Guardiola. Missiles were thrown at at City's bus last week, with the damage bad enough to remove the vehicle from commission for the trip home.
"Southampton, Liverpool and me came to an agreement which was right for me and my family", he said.
There will, though, be an increased security presence.
And he is fast approaching the time where his work starts to transfer into the kind of tangible success the industry demands.
Having tied up the league in March, both of Bayern's only two losses that season came in April in the weeks leading up to their Champions League semi-final.