Danny Murphy gives an overview of the quarterfinals of the Champions League
In his weekly Mail on Sunday column, Danny Murphy focused on the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
The four Premier League teams remain in the competition. But for how much longer?
One of the players, Tottenham or Man City, will rank in the last 8 as they were drawn.
Man United is struggling to reach the semi-finals against FC Barcelona.
Liverpool dodged a ball in association with Porto, while Ajax faces Juventus.
Man United vs Barcelona
Man United are outsiders at KO Barcelona.
The Catalans are at the top of the league while United beats three defeats in four games.
However, Murphy believes that two defeats against the Wolves and another defeat against Arsenal are just successes:
“The fans of Manchester United are realistic enough to know they would fall in love after the perfect start to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s life at Old Trafford.”
Others argued that these defeats are not a failure Instead, Man United was overexploited in the first few weeks of OGS ‘mandate.
Looking at Barcelona’s tie, Murphy suggests that the Red Devils have little to lose:
“This quarter-final against Barcelona is a free kick.
I do not think United will be passive and fans will forgive defeat as long as they get closer and competitive.”
Tottenham vs Man City
Can the Spurs beat Man City in the quarter-finals?
When these clubs met earlier in the Premier League, City beat the Spurs 1 to 0 in London.
However, Murphy points out that the move from Tottenham Stadium is a reason for Spurs fans to be positive:
“This could be a much closer bond than most neutrals expect, but the Spurs cannot afford to be too gung-ho.
It’s a balanced exercise for manager Mauricio Pochettino. They will be aware of the current welfare factor in North London and will try to use it to their advantage. But it is equally important that they show the required patience. Then they will have a chance.”
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