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Ferna targets five wins from remaining UCL games

This morning’s press coverage doesn’t make pleasant reading for City fans after last night’s 2-1 defeat to Lyon.

A game everyone in sky blue will want to quickly forget, we’ll carry a few words from Fernandinho and quickly move on!

Speaking in Four Four Two, Ferna said: ‘From my point of view, it's a tough group, I never thought it was going to be easy and Lyon showed that.

‘We had a first half to forget, with some mistakes by myself, and in the second half we tried to take over, to recover the result but it was too late.

READ: John Stones says City must bounce back quickly

‘We have to be humble now and go to Hoffenheim to try and win there and the other four games as well.’

 

G FORCE: Ilkay Gundogan looks to power through the Lyon defence

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Focus will now shift to the Premier League and City will look to bounce back strongly at newly-promoted Cardiff.

The champions are likely to face a pumped up Bluebirds who will hope to run salt in the Blues’ midweek wounds.

Sky Sports report: “Cardiff manager Neil Warnock has lost all six of his league meetings against reigning top-flight champions, by an aggregate score of 0-13.

“After their 3-2 defeat to Arsenal, Warnock said the Bluebirds ‘have to have a go’ against better opposition in front of their home fans, but such an approach against Pep Guardiola's side could see them torn to shreds.

“Either Cardiff set up defensively with the slim hope of keeping City at bay, or they throw caution to the wind and risk being on the wrong end of a hefty score-line.

“The rewards for the attacking approach might be greater, despite the risk.”

Finally, Cardiff cult hero Sol Bamba says his team are up for this weekend’s clash and feel better placed to take on the Blues after last season’s FA Cup defeat on home soil.

 

DREAM TEAM: A brilliant Bernardo Silva cross finds Raheem Sterilng's head with laser-like precision.

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Speaking to Cardiff’s official site, Bamba said: ‘Our performance has been good.

‘We’ve been playing against top quality opposition which is always going to be difficult.

“There are always positives you can take from games like against Chelsea, and I think we did well until the end, to be fair.

‘We’ll take the positives from it and try to play in a similar way against Manchester City - I think we’ve got a good chance.

‘They are champions for a reason, but we’re going to go out there and enjoy ourselves and try to win the game, even though we know how difficult it will be.

‘I think we’ve got more experience than the last time we played them. We’ve played against other Premier League opposition so we know what to expect.

‘We’re going to be ready. We’re going to try to be difficult and playing at home is a plus.

“We’re not going to change our approach, we are a physical side and we like to play that way.

‘They’re a good team so they’re going to try to play around it, but our approach to the game won’t change, and we’re looking to come away with a good result.’

That’s it for today – more gossip and rumour tomorrow.

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