Manchester Evening News journalist Stuart Brennan has hinted that UEFA’s latest plans to resume the Champions League amid the current global pandemic could hugely benefit the Sky Blues – with potential action being to resume European competition when the domestic leagues have been completed.
This comes after the governing body signed a letter last week claiming that cancelling their competitions is a last resort, going on to state that they are focusing on a restart in July and August even if they have to wait for domestic campaigns to reach their conclusion first.
Obtained by Reuters, this hypothetical way around the pandemic issue could hold many benefits for City according to MEN journalist Brennan – with the lack of competitions to focus on potentially allowing Pep Guardiola’s side to throw all their eggs in one basket and prepare vigorously for our second leg tie against Real Madrid without any distractions.
If UEFA were to follow through with this plan of action, it would mean an intense round of Premier League and FA Cup fixtures with all the European games played straight afterwards in July and August.
Should City prioritise the Champions League?
Bearing this in mind, reliable journalist Brennan may have a point, with City’s chase for Champions League glory debatably becoming a number one priority this season.
Having already secured Carabao Cup victory, it seems as if the FA Cup and Champions League should be our sole focus given Liverpool’s 25-point cushion at the top of the Premier League.
Last campaign, our domestic quadruple win arguably eased the pain of being knocked out of Europe by Spurs in dramatic fashion, but given our strong standing in the Galacticos tie, now could be time to take advantage and hugely prioritise lifting a trophy that has long eluded us.