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Can Manchester City win the Champions League in 2023?

Updated: Aug 1, 2023

Can Manchester City win the champions League?

Manchester City's only target for a couple of years has been the Champions League, Manchester City has made a team that is very dominant in the Premier League. With the arrival of Pep Guardiola City's first target of getting a team that was dominant and powerful was accomplished after years of making.

Manchester City had a fair share of winning the competition multiple times, Even after spending Millions on reinforcement Pep Guardiola's team has lacked that trophy-winning instinct.

Even coming as close as to in the Final in which they were defeated by Chelsea, Pep Guardiola still had a chance in 2022 reaching the semi-finals in 2022 only to be squandered by Real Madrid.

The signing of Erling Haaland

The main reason to believe in the Champions League glory this season is the arrival of Erling Haaland, the Norwegian Striker who has become a sensation in world football for his killer instinct in front of goal. Erling Haaland is a prolific striker Pep Guardiola had been looking for so long.

With Pep Guardiola's wish of number 9 having been fulfilled, He will be looking to carry this team forward for the next biggest challenge of winning the Champions League.

His insane stats speak for themselves City has splashed around €60 Million for his signature A deal might sound very cheap compared to their 100 Million Euro signing Jack Grealish, who is yet to make a significant impact in the Etihad.

Erling Haaland is a Box player, Very rarely do we see Erling Haaland move from that penalty box, he doesn't like to run out wide to the corner. He stays in that Central Forward position for most of the game an instinct every top-class striker has like Robert Lewandowski

Haaland's goal-scoring prowess is no match he has scored around 62 goals in 67 Bundesliga matches which is an astronomical number. He has scored around 136 goals from 183 appearances altogether. Erling Haaland has been a nightmare for defenders not only his foot but his head also seems to score goals as much as his foot.

His arrival would certainly fix Pep Guardiola's dilemma of being Number 9.

Their improved system of play

This year Manchester City seems to improved a lot in the attacking terms, which was although a top-classthe hasTheirCity feature of City's plat they have that efficient Number 9 in Erling Haaland, How many have we seen in the past that a cross from Kevin Debruye gone wasted as there was no Nuber 9, not starting from this year as Erling Haaland stand tall to finish any balls coming from the wind to finish in the back of the net.

Kevin Debruyne's speciality is passing, he is a future-seeing midfielder, He knows where to pass whom to pass and Pep Guardiola will be looking to exploit every bit of that this season, With Bernardo Silva in excellent form Wing plays, would be awesome.

The high Manchester City play has become excessively dominant, as they can recover the ball quickly, play it out to midfielders, and develop it into the attack, Although Manchester City have also lost main Players like Raheem Sterling to Chelsea and Gabriel Jesus to Arsenal, this city attack looks as strong as ever.

Their Confidence

With their team performance against Sevilla during the first matchday Manchester City was able to cruize past that Sevilla defence, With Haaland again on score sheets, this Manchester City looks unstoppable, Yes they had quite hit a bump in Premier League this season drawing with Aston Villa and Newcastle but might have not to hamper their Champions League ambition.

With that said their main title rivals seem to be struggling in Premier League and Europe Liverpool had a horrible start to their Champions League campaign the only team that could match Pep Guardiola's dominating team in Premier League. their poor start to the campaign might also have that psychological effect on players who saw Liverpool as their direct rivals.

With Players like Bernardo Silva down the wings, Manchester city now has a very balanced team for Europe, mix it with the combination of Haaland's ruthless nature in front of goal and De Bruyne's pinpoint assists, and this season Manchester City might have the real chance in going for the prestigious trophy.



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