Former Real Madrid star Makelele claimed City are a different beast in the Champions League this season.
Former French international Claude Makelele said that Man City will no longer suffer from Champions League stage fright.
The Sky Blues will take on Real Madrid at the Champions League semi-final stage. Both sides when last met in the Champions League, Real Madrid knocked them out to secure a place in final.
Pep Guardiola has not won a Champions League title since lifting the trophy with Barcelona in 2011 with just one final reached at City. Man City are still chasing a UCL trophy after losing the final in 2021.
Former Real Madrid star Makelele claimed Los Blancos are the best team in world football, but City are a different beast in the Champions League this season.
“Real Madrid are still the best team in the world, but City now understand how this competition is played”, as per reports from Marca.
“I’m still a fan of Madrid, but City have a good chance to win.
“It’s different from other years now, they have a more compact team, and have learned from this competition.
“They lost, lost, lost… but gained experience from winning the Premier League. Guardiola understands the Champions League requires a different way of playing.”
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