Tuesday September 26 2017
Pep: ‘Napoli in top five best teams’

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola sees Napoli in the “three or four or five best teams” in Europe in terms of their football.

The Partenopei have been drawn against the English side in the Champions League group stage, and the former Barcelona Coach took the time to praise them when warning about the danger posed by Shakhtar Donetsk.

“The players are going to see how good they [Shakhtar] are and hopefully I can convince them to take it seriously,” Guardiola said in his pre-match Press conference.

“They beat one of the best teams playing football right now, in Napoli.

"Napoli are one of the three or four or five best teams, playing football and in results, because they are leading the Italian league, and they [Shakhtar] were able to beat them.

“People say: ‘Napoli ? It's not Juventus, not Milan, not Inter. Shakhtar? It's Ukraine’.  That group is tricky. It's tricky.

"We'll at home for our next two games, and we can take a big step towards the knockout round in February.”