Pep Guardiola is aware of the threat Borussia Dortmund poses.
Manchester City beat Dortmund’s Bundesliga rivals, Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League round of 16.
Now, these two sides are set to go at each other in the quarter-finals.
“If one person in Manchester knows Dortmund, it’s me,” the City boss told a media conference. “The culture of this club, the way they play, and I will not find one single player from Dortmund without quality.
“They spend a lot of money on young players and they pay a lot of money to agents to bring these players there because they have incredible quality. Incredible.
“Maybe they didn’t find consistency in the Bundesliga this season, but in one game or two games they are able to do anything.
“We saw this against Sevilla. Sevilla knows European competition like few teams in Europe; they won three Europa Leagues in a row. Sevilla know how to play two legs and Dortmund beat them.
“I have incredible respect for what Dortmund has done. I was in Germany for three years; I know their quality.”
“It’s not just Haaland, but [Jadon] Sancho, [Marco] Reus, [Mats] Hummels,” he added. “Emre Can can play seven, eight, nine positions. They have big holding midfielders in the middle and when they run, they kill you.
“The quality is there. The players don’t know it because we haven’t spoken about Dortmund yet, but we’re going to prepare for the game like we did against Leicester City.
“We will look at what they do, their strengths, their weaknesses, and try to be aggressive and try to win this game. And then travel in one week to Dortmund to win the second game. This is the target.”