No Manchester City For Juventus Please - Former Italian Premier League Star

Manchester City players celebrate after they demolished Germany's Schalke 7-0 on 12 March 2019

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Any English club reaching this year's Champions League final will not be given enough tickets to even satisfy the demands of their season-ticket holders.

"I'd like English teams to play against each other".

"I think if the draw gives something like Manchester City versus Manchester United, or Tottenham against Liverpool, for example, I think they would be absolutely fantastic matches".

"I would avoid City", the former Red said on Italian broadcaster Rai Sport when asked which teams Juventus would not like to face in the quarter-finals.

United's unexpected victory over PSG also ensures that they will be regarded as a risky outsider in Friday's draw, but while it's inevitable that the focus will be on the prospect of a first English Champions League victor this season since Chelsea in 2012, it would be wise to consider the threat posed by Messi and Ronaldo, with Barca and Juve respectively, to Premier League ambitions.

As well as the all-English encounters, Mourinho also outlined which other draws he would like to see, including who he would like his native side, and former employers, Porto to get.

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"My second choice would be what I think would be fantastic extra motivation, something thy would deserve, I'd do Ajax against Porto", he said. However, Tottenham were outclassed by Real Madrid at the Bernabeu (4-0) in the first-leg of the quarter-finals, then lost 1-0 back in London.

"There are worse teams that have done well and got to finals".

Juventus' courageous turnaround to send Atlético de Madrid crashing out of the competition impressed the blaugranas, which is why they would prefer not to meet them - at least at this stage.

"I wouldn't like Juventus against Barcelona, it would be something really special in a possible final or semi-final".

Pep Guardiola, the only coach left in the competition to have previously won the Champions League, was quick to point out after Man City's win against Schalke this week that Ronaldo, in particular, is a major threat to his team's ambitions.

"Two big players in Cristiano (Ronaldo) and (Lionel) Messi is something I wouldn't waste on a quarter-final, I would wait a little bit more".

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