Why should Man City fear Real Madrid – Silva exumes confidence

Manchester City attacking midfielder, Bernardo Silva has questioned why Pep Guardiola’s side should fear Real Madrid ahead of both teams’ UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg tie on Tuesday.

Real Madrid host Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final clash on Tuesday night.

The return leg will take place at the Etihad Stadium on May 17, with the winner facing Inter Milan or AC Milan in the final in Turkey.

Man City go into the clash high on confidence, having not tasted defeat since losing 1-0 to Tottenham in the Premier League on February 5.

The Citizens hope to cash in on their impressive form and end their long wait to win the Champions League this time around.

However, Real Madrid will be determined to beat the Premier League champions as they eye their 15th Champions League triumph. Carlo Ancelotti’s side head to the game after beating Osasuna 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final.

Silva has insisted that Man City are not scared of Madrid despite their tremendous record in Europe.

“We have a lot of respect for them, yes, but not any fear at all,” Silva said (via The Daily Mail).

“Why should we fear them? We will try to keep the momentum we have built over two months to arrive very confident of beating them, knowing they won the Champions League last season for a reason.”