Pep Guardiola lauded his “incredible” Manchester City side but warned the rest of Europe that they fear no-one and will only get better.
City’s thumping of Schalke was the seventh time this season that Guardiola’s side have scored at least six goals in a game and they are now the leading scorers in the Champions League this term.
And despite admitting before the game that City were still “teenagers” by comparison to Europe’s most successful clubs, Guardiola believes the best is yet to come from his side, who have now scored 61 goals in 2019.
“When I said we are a teenage team, I didn’t say we are not going to fight,” the City manager said. “For this club the best success in the [European Cup] history is a semi-final, compared to Real Madrid with 13 wins or Barcelona, Liverpool, Juventus, they have how many?
“But the teenagers have patience, desire, they are not scared. We are trying to achieve for the second time in our history a semi-final of the Champions League.