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Cancelo: City on par with Juve

Joao Cancelo claims Manchester City have the same chance of winning the Champions League as Juventus and warns Atalanta will be “very difficult”.

Cancelo left Juve for City over the summer, and the right-back is expected to start against Atalanta tomorrow, having recently broken into Pep Guardiola’s starting XI.

“When I came here I came here to learn, Pep is the best manager in football,” he said at a Press conference.

“It took me some time to learn but it’s important the team wins. I’ve been happy to wait for my moment and I took the opportunity to play.

“It’s true that in the last match we didn’t have any central defenders, but Rodri and Fernandinho are two extraordinary players.

“I’ve been aiming to win this competition since I was a child. I came here because it’s my type of football. Man City is one of the teams that can win the Champions League.

“I didn’t say Man City have a better chance than Juventus. They’re two very strong teams.

“I believe we’re two strong teams, all teams in the Champions League are strong. I believe it will be a lively, interesting match.

“They’re a very strong team, a physical team, they press very well. They have players that are technically very skilled.

“I believe it will be a very difficult match, we have to be very careful.”

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