Pep Guardiola has questioned how much Manchester City fans want to see their team reach the semi-finals of the Champions League football and has called on them to generate an atmosphere that will help his side eliminate Tottenham Hotspur.
Guardiola’s side trail 1-0 going into tonight’s quarter-final second leg at the Etihad Stadium.
Yet while this is the next challenge in City’s pursuit of a historic quadruple, the manager is “very curious” regarding how much supporters care about reaching the last four of the tournament.
“I want to see that they want to get to the semi-finals, not just the players, the fans too. I want to see that. If tomorrow night (tonight) they don’t help us (then) — do it for the guys, they are so proud.
“We need them in our bad moments, at this stage we cannot go through. I’m really curious how our fans will be.”
Guardiola pointed to the level of support for the 2-1 win over Liverpool in the league on January 3 as acceptable.
“The Liverpool game would be enough for me, a little bit better,” the Catalan said.
Guardiola said sarcastically he is a failure for never having won the competition when at Bayern Munich for three years