The Blues are poised for their first European crown after overcoming the 13-time champions of the competition last week.
At a GlanceSports – “Manchester City showed they were wild for the Champions League win against Real Madrid,” said Raheem Sterling.
City booked their place in this season's European Cup quarter-finals by beating Madrid 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Friday night.
Pep Guardiola's men won the first leg by the same score at the Santiago Bernabeu, and once again proved too strong for the Liga champions in Manchester.
Sterling opened the scoring for City when he scored after Gabriel Jesus found Raphael Varane's goal in the box, and although Blancos were able to equalize through Karim Benzema's header, the home side always looked in control.
Jesus took advantage of Varane's poorer defense to score the Blues' winner in the second half, setting up a tie with conquering Lyon in the last eight.
Ahead of the contest, Sterling had discussed City's desire to win the Champions League for the first time in their history, with the two-legged format due to be canceled when the competition reaches its conclusion in Lisbon.
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“We are very hungry [melawan Real Madrid]”The England international told PA Sport.
“I think the mentality from our return – the first day after the lockdown – was how much we wanted this. We have the energy to move forward in this competition. Energy and struggle – we showed it against Madrid throughout the game.
“There is a team in the competition with good quality. We have to keep our energy and play our football. We want to go out there and play our football.
“The most important thing is to run and give 100 per cent for every minute we are in the competition.
“This is a new format and we are ready for it. All we can do now is go over there and take off our socks. It will make a difference and decide whether we go ahead or not. “
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