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Guardiola brings the very best out of City, says Cancelo

Joao Cancelo says City will go into our Champions League semi-final against Paris Saint-Germain armed with the best preparation possible thanks to manager Pep Guardiola.

Cancelo and his teammates have already lifted one piece of silverware, the Portuguese defender being part of the side that beat Spurs 1-0 last Sunday to lift the Carabao Cup.

Now City face arguably our biggest game of the season to date with our first leg tie pitting us away at the Parc des Princes to a star-studded PSG line-up.

It’s a hugely exciting prospect for Cancelo but he says the City squad will go into the game buoyed by the tactical guidance and input of our inspirational boss.

“The Champions League is something extraordinary,” Cancelo told CityTV.

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“You play against the best players, the best teams and that is what a player is looking for.

“In my opinion Pep is one of the best coaches in football history, he helps the players to improve their level – not only me but other players too.

“For me, this is the difference a coach can make as he is excellent at preparing the team for the games. He makes not only my work easy but also for my team-mates.”

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