It would not be a stretch to suggest that Manchester City are currently the most feared team in Europe.
For starters, Pep Guardiola’s side are undoubtedly one of the best club sides in the modern era.
And to make things even scarier, this ensemble has not shown any signs of slowing down this season.
To add to that, the blockbuster arrival of Erling Haaland has made a near-perfect City side all the more devastating so far.
While the Premier League champions were forced to operate without the presence of an elite No.9 for the past two seasons, the Norwegian goalscorer’s addition has been a frightening one, considering there is not a more in-form striker in world football this season.
As the Sky Blues missed gilt-edged chances galore in Europe last term, the same is not expected this time around as Haaland has statistically been the most clinical finisher in the top five leagues in Europe in the ongoing campaign.
As RB Leipzig have been drawn alongside Manchester City in the last-16 of the Champions League, Willi Orban has admitted that his side are not looking forward to facing Pep Guardiola’s side.
“No one is excited about Manchester City now because we all know that it is one of the most difficult draws in the Champions League.
“But we see it as a sport, as a challenge”, he was quoted by saying by Kicker, as relayed by City Xtra.
The fact that the highly-rated defender has gone as far as to say that his side are wary of facing the English heavyweights is a testament to how the side send shivers down their opposition’s spines.
It is this very fear factor that makes this Manchester City one of the primary contenders to end their hoodoo in their Champions League and finally conquer European football.