Former Liverpool anchorman Xabi Alonso has revealed that his Bayern Munich teammates will not go easy on Manchester City despite the fact that his side have already qualified for the Champions League round of 16, Express reports.
The 33-year-old admits that he still sees City as a threat and even though they have not won a single group match this season, he believes the English side can still be a problem if they qualify.
“City are in a difficult position but of course they are a threat,” he said. “If they go through over two legs they can beat any team in Europe. We may have qualified already but we are coming here to win.”
Alonso has also hit out at the Manchester side for their lavish spending on players hinting that money doesn’t always guarantee success.
“Football is not about mathematics,” he added. “There is not a pre-determined formula, that when you are earning more you are winning more.
“You can try to buy success, but there are big surprises in football. And as well as that, you’ve got to do things properly and normally in football.
“If you do things properly, you will have success. What happened that year with Liverpool was a really a great surprise.
“We enjoyed it, but it was very different from what is going on Manchester City.”