Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola spoke in his press conference ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League match away to Feyenoord in Rotterdam.

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Guardiola stated his respect for Feyenoord and Dutch football in general having been close to Johan Cruyff during his time at Barcelona.

He said, ”Feyenoord have won more European trophies than Manchester City in their history. They are a big club and history counts.

”I have a lot of respect for the Dutch football culture and I grew up with it. I was lucky to be a footballer like my idol Johan Cruyff and I also played under Louis van Gaal and we had many Dutch players at FC Barcelona at the time.

”I know exactly how good Dutch teams and players are having played with Ronald Koeman, Frank and Ronald De Boer, Patrick Kluivert.

”I have respect for all the opponents I face in my career as a player and a manager. I am aware that Feyenoord are playing in the Champions League for the first time in 15 years and how much everyone connected with the club is looking forward to it.”

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