MANCHESTER CITY’S Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho has warned his team-mates to beware a Celtic backlash at Parkhead tomorrow night.
Pep Guardiola will bring his side to Glasgow for the Champions League encounter on the back of 10 successive wins.
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Brendan Rodgers’ men are determined to atone for their 7-0 mauling in Barcelona on matchday one earlier this month.
Fernandinho, whose side hammered Borussia Monchengladbach 4-0 in their opening tie, is convinced the Hoops will rise to the occasion at a sell-out Parkhead.
He said: “Of course, they had a painful defeat for themselves and their fans, but maybe that’s one of the reasons they will step on the pitch with a lot more concentration, motivated to win this game.
“So, we will have to be very careful and stay very focused to not allow that to happen.
“I think people are saying City and Barcelona are the favourites, but I don’t agree because Borussia are an excellent team and Celtic are an excellent team, as well, especially when they play at home.
“The Champions League is always special, you always have to be careful, you always have to think that you cannot make mistakes – there’s no relaxing, otherwise you’ll pay for it.
“That’s our intention this year, to play 100 per cent concentrated, the way we have been playing, and try to win these games which are really important to us.”