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Champions League: Manchester Metropolis can be a ‘robust nut to crack’ in upcoming season, says Terry Phelan

Manchester Metropolis will start their Champions League defence towards . AP

Former Premier League footballer Terry Phelan believes Manchester Metropolis can be a “hard nut to crack” within the UEFA Champions League this season, having entered this season on the again of a treble in 2022-23.

Metropolis went onto win the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League final season, repeating Manchester United’s feat from 1999.

“Manchester City will just go on like they finished. They will take one game at a time. If they get to the Round of 16, there are a whole lot of teams challenging them. Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, PSG, AC Milan, Barcelona, but Manchester City will be a very hard nut to crack,” mentioned Terry, an knowledgeable on Sony Sports activities Community.

“They (Bayern) will always be favourites. They have brought in Harry Kane, who is in hot form. He has got wonderful players in and around him. If they play to his strengths, then they have a good chance,” he added.

Terry believes that Newcastle United, who’re returning to the Champions League after twenty years, may have a studying expertise from the Group of Loss of life. Newcastle are in Group F, together with AC Milan, Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain.

“You are going to come up against teams who are playing year in year out and they (Newcastle) have got the players to unlock any of the teams. But this is the group of death. It will be a real trial for Newcastle in the Champions League, but they will have some wonderful nights. They will learn from these nights,” Phelan added.

UEFA Champions League 2023-24 season can be broadcast LIVE on Sony Sports activities Community, The LIVE streaming can be obtainable on the SonyLIV app and web site.



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