Former Real Madrid striker backs Manchester City to beat Real Madrid

Former Real Madrid striker Michael Owen – who played for Real Madrid between 2004 and 2005 – believes Man City will be more experienced in their approach against Real Madrid, compared to last season.

“I just think Manchester City, yes, they’ve never won it but they’ve done those hard yards now,” said Owen, referencing the Citizens’ heartbreaking defeat to Real Madrid at the semi-final stage last year.

“They’ve felt the pain, they probably understand it a lot more now than they ever have done. So, I don’t think they’re going to be as inexperienced as they were last season, basically throwing the game away when they were better team for 170 minutes out of the 180.”

Former Liverpool midfielder, Steven Gerrard however warned that Real Madrid should never be written off.

“I think it’ll take a similar pattern to last week in terms of possession, I think City will dominate that. I think they will ask a lot of questions of Real Madrid,” he said.

“And then it boils down to, can they keep them out and carry a threat because with Vinicius on one side, with [Karim] Benzema’s quality, midfielders joining in, you can never write this Real Madrid team off. They can score at any given moment.

“They know how to handle the heat, handle the ball, handle away grounds – we’ve seen that at Anfield, 2-0 down, no panic. So they’re capable of winning this football match, that’s why it’s so intriguing.”

1 Comment on "Former Real Madrid striker backs Manchester City to beat Real Madrid"

  1. Much respect to Micheal Owen he played for Madrid but he is English what do you expect?🤷🏿‍♂️🤷🏿‍♂️🤷🏿‍♂️

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