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Champions League draw: Txiki Begiristain reaction

DEFINING MOMENT: The draw in Nyon on Monday

DEFINING MOMENT: The draw in Nyon on Monday

Manchester City Director of Football Txiki Begiristain has given his reaction to the Champions League draw, and warned that Monaco are playing some of the best football in Europe.

City drew the Ligue 1 side out of the hat in Switzerland, and Begiristain had mixed feelings when giving his immediate reaction.

He said: "It's always difficult to say whether it's a tough or easy draw, they are doing well in the French league, they have good players, good talent, young players and they are playing some of the best football in France. It's going to be tough, we are happy to be here in the draw, we were in the semi finals last season, so we try to go through.

"Of course the first times we came (to this stage) we played Barca. Real and Bayern Munich, the last winners of the competition... it's always good news to avoid them, but there are others. Monaco topped their group so they are playing well in the Champions League and France - we have to be careful."

Man City draw AS Monaco

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Vardy encourages City to support Stones

BRIGHT FUTURE: Tosin Adarabioyo

Manchester City’s John Stones makes things happen for his team and that should be encouraged, according to Jamie Vardy.

The Leicester striker benefitted from some slack City defending during Saturday’s clash at the King Power Stadium but believes Stones should receive the support of those at City.

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Sun Jihai announces retirement

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Guardiola reaction, plus Tosin predictions

BRIGHT FUTURE: Tosin Adarabioyo

Browsing through the morning's papers is a painful process following the defeat to Leicester, but there is a more uplifting interview with young defender Tosin Adarabioyo to be found, plus a spot of transfer speculation.

First to the Foxes game, and the digital tonne of reaction to City's defeat at the hands of the reigning Premier League champions.