Rodri won't look past Leipzig

15 September 2021 03:05:01 GMTPlus11
Rodri focused on Leipzig opener

Manchester City midfielder Rodri has said that his team are not looking beyond their Champions League opener with RB Leipzig.

The Citizens are priced up at 3/10 to win their first game of the new European campaign, while the German side are 17/2 and the draw is in at 9/2.

Pep Guardiola's side reached their first ever Champions League final last season but were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea.

They had cruised through their group before that, equalling a record as one of the only sides to make it through the group stages conceding only one goal.

Their section this time features Leipzig, Paris Saint Germain and Club Brugge.

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Manchester City have had a better start to their league campaign than their opponents in their first game, winning three of their four matches and amassing a goal difference of +10.

The German side on the other hand have lost three of their opening four games after a tumultuous summer in which their manager, centre-back and midfielder all left for rivals Bayern Munich.

Rodri has said his teammates aren't looking too far ahead before their opener.

"It's not good to look too far forward. We face Leipzig, we are in a very difficult group and it's the first step. We shouldn't think too much about the final. We have to go step by step. First, we pass the group and then let's see. The Champions League is so hard that any team can see you off."

"Tomorrow we face Leipzig who have very, very good players and play in a very specific way. They can compete with all the teams. We have a very tough group - we will show the same level and go for it. But it will be tough."

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