“Manchester City has the same aura as Manchester United in 1999.”
Reporter Oliver Holt of the UK’s ‘Daily Mail’ compared Manchester City’s appearance in the 2022-2023 season on the 20th (Korean time) with Manchester United, which succeeded in the treble in the 1998-1999 season.
Manchester City drew 1-1 against Bayern Munich in the second leg of the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League in the 2022-2023 season held at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany at 4:00 am on the 20th. After winning the first leg 3-0, Manchester City advanced to the semi-finals with an aggregate score of 4-1.
Man City, who succeeded in advancing to the Champions League semi-finals, are showing a strong appearance in the league as well. Arsenal (74 points from 31 games) is in first place, but they are in second place (70 points) with one less game played.
Also in the FA Cup, the situation is aiming for the championship by advancing to the semifinals.
In this situation, Holt insists that Manchester City display the aura that Manchester United sported back in 1999.
At that time, Manchester United formed Europe’s best force with Dwight York and Andy Cole at the forefront, based on a powerful midfield consisting of Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, and David Beckham.
“I feel the same aura. The same fate hangs around Manchester City. They are ruthlessly charging towards the semi-finals and finals of European competitions where great teams have struggled,” Holt said.
“Man United faced Zinedine Zidane’s Juventus in the Champions League in 1999. Man City meets Real Madrid. We face the most severe test,” he said, emphasizing that winning the title will never be easy.
Holt said,메이저사이트 “The atmosphere at the stadium was overwhelming towards Munich. The phrase ‘We fight to the end with a strong heart’ was engraved on the seats in Munich, and as soon as the game started, a huge echo of shouting ‘Bayern’ hit the ground.”
Holt continued: “Man City had a really difficult game. It was a game that was so intense that I was worried for a moment that City’s European challenge could be shaken. But Manchester City have been on an amazing winning streak lately and play like no one can stop them.” said.
Holt added: “The game ended in a tie. Man City survived in the end. But they have to step up some tactical details to face the strong challenges ahead. And they will do just that.”