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Ahead of Manchester City’s Europa League match against Lech Poznan, Kompany has reminded the public that the Sky Blues were seriously competing in the tournament.
The Red Devils’ rivals are second in the English Premier League behind Chelsea and some have started supposing that they might put more efforts to become the champions of England since they are currently on a good track domestically. Meanwhile others suggest that City – who dream about Champions League football – may not be serious about winning the UEFA Europa League.
Manchester City are also already out of the Carling Cup. However, the billionaires are not ready to focus on only one tournament or undervalue another as Kompany told Sky Sports:
“The situation in which City are now means that we can’t afford to be arrogant in any cup, because we haven’t won anything.
Twelve groups, 48 teams, and 24 matches… Thursday night will be filled with UEFA Europa League action and we analyze each table. Firstly, from Group A to Group F...
Group A: Juventus vs Lech Poznan; Salzburg vs Manchester City
These are two of the twenty-four fixtures that we captivate the public’s attention on Thursday. Group A is actually particularly interesting since the Old Lady and the Sky Blues are both expected to avoid upsets and eventually reach the next phase of the UEFA Europa League.
On paper, the Sky Blues should go past Salzburg with ease, though. However, football keeps proving that names and money don’t buy success overnight. Having spent astronomical sums of money during the just-end transfer window, Manchester City’s targets this season are high.
Juventus eye Europa League glory ahead of match-day one. Meanwhile, Carlos Tevez sees them as potential contenders in the tournament...
Having conceded four goals in the Italian Serie A already, Juventus’ defense has come under scrutiny. However, this fact doesn’t trouble defender Bonucci the least as the Bianconeri prepare to kick-off their Europa League season. Speaking about Juventus’ form, Bonucci told Tuttosport:
“We still have some time left to put things in place. But, we feel that we’re improving every day during training at Vinovo. Juventus’ defensive problems will be solved soon.”
The Europa League is a competition that the Turin-based club wants to win although it is arguably not as glamorous and prestigious as the UEFA Champions League. Last season, Juventus suffered a shocking exit against eventual runners-up Fulham.