Man City tipped to navigate tricky April fixture
Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson is aware of how tough the month of April can be for the team but is also hopeful that they can navigate the challenges ahead.
Man City, who faces Fulham on Saturday, will have to play eight games in April but may find themselves playing the ninth match if they qualify for the Champions League semi-final. Ederson believes though that they have a team that can overcome the challenge given the experience they have gathered before.
"It is the most difficult month of the season and most crucial as well. We have a lot of important games ahead but I think the team is ready. The international break has been very good for the team to recover some players, so we are ready and focused on what we have ahead. We know that in the Champions League and the knockout competitions, you can't make any mistakes," he said. "In the first game against Liverpool [last season], we made some and it cost us the tie," Ederson told Sky Sports.
Mature & experienced
"But now I think we are more experienced, we are more mature and we know that we can't afford to make any mistakes in those crucial games. I think [the Champions League] is a dream we can achieve. Obviously, there are some big teams that have been knocked out, but that means the teams in their place were better than them. It is a goal for us to win the competition but first, we need to go through in the next round - the quarter-finals, reach the final and hopefully win the title." the Brazilian number two goalkeeper added ahead of their game against Fulham that City must win to keep pace on Liverpool.
"But again, we are aware of how difficult it is going to be. The team is ready and obviously, we will be very happy if we manage to win the competition," he concluded.