Manchester City boss saw his team book an FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal but said there are bigger fish to fry
Pep Guardiola says everything Manchester City do is now focussed towards beating Real Madrid next month.
But after a routine 2-0 win at Newcastle in the quarter-final, Guardiola admitted that the Champions League is looming large in their thoughts.
That does not mean they will toss away the league, where they still need eight points to take a top four place, or the FA Cup.
But Guardiola said:”We spoke after what happened in the Premier League, we need two more victories to qualify for the Champions League mathematically.
“And after lockdown we spoke – okay we have two competitions we are still in and we make the first step. “Now, (we have) a semi final, and we’ll be good, it will be good to arrive at Madrid in the best physical conditions to play these kind of games.
“A semi-final against Arsenal if we are lucky and play a good game to achieve the final will be the best preparation to win the trophy and to prepare against Madrid.”