Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Manchester City don't fear Bayern Milner
@LastßornNews(07060428346)The England international played a key role in a surprise win at the Allianz Arena for Manuel Pellegrini's men last season and is upbeat about a rematch with the Germans James Milner insists Manchester City have no fear ahead of their Champions League opener against Bayern Munich on Wednesday. Manuel Pellegrini's men and Bayern have met on four occasions in Europe's elite club competition over the past three years, with the sides claiming two wins apiece. City claimed all three points in their most recent meetin - a 3-2 victory in December after overturning a two-goal deficit at the Allianz Arena. And Milner, who scored the winning goal last time around, believes that result ss cause for optimism leadin into this week's Group E fixture in Germany. "We should know them pretty well now, we've played them a lot these past couple of years, even in friendlies, so we know they're a top team," he told reporters. "You can't do what they've done over the last few years and have their record in the Champions League without being a top team, but you want to play against the best teams and we’ve done that. "We beat them at their place last year and we should tak a lot of confidence from that and go into the game with no fear, knowing we've been there before and got three points. "I don't think there's many teams who would have come back from [being two goals down].. "It would have been game done, but that shows the character and the quality we have in the squad, and to have that mental strength to come back and win the game is massive."