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Dortmund 3-3 City: Barry-Murphy thrilled as UEFA Youth League journey continues

Brian Barry-Murphy has hailed the ‘style and courage’ shown by his side to reach the last 16 of the UEFA Youth League.

It’s the first time we’ve made it through since the 2017/18 season and it was confirmed with a pulsating 3-3 draw away at Borussia Dortmund today, which saw us top Group G with a game to spare.

And the EDS boss says he can’t wait for ‘the adventure to continue’ once the knockout element kicks in after our final Group G game against Sevilla on Wednesday 2 November, kick-off 3pm (UK time).

“It’s amazing – the resilience the players have shown throughout this competition," said Barry-Murphy.

“I think previous seasons have almost made a lot of young lads worry about this competition but to see us play with so much style and so much courage in this competition has been great for me.

“I can’t wait for the adventure to continue somewhere else after Sevilla next week obviously.

“For myself and my staff, the unique challenge [this competition] poses is something I never even thought about before I came to the club.

“To expose our players to these situations where they have to perform or risk getting knocked out of the competition as we have done quite a lot in previous years is brilliant for them to have to overcome.”

Watch the full interview with Brian Barry-Murphy on the video above.

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