Man City are on a phenomenal 18-game winning run in all competitions.
Pep Guardiola’s side faces Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League last-16 clash.
Guardiola who previously managed Bayern Munich believes Monchengladbach will put up a tough fight to secure a place in the quarter-finals.
“I respect German teams in the competition because I know how strong they are,” Guardiola said in a pre-match press conference.
“German teams are always so dangerous when the game is open. They arrive with a lot of players in the box.
“We have to be focused, they are in the Champions League. They make good buildup, short passes and are attractive. They are fast and make good transitions.
“In the last 16 all the teams deserve respect and hopefully we can get respect too.”
Guardiola added: “We have to be focused for 90 minutes like we do in the Premier League.
“The only difference is the players don’t know Monchengladbach players that well, so we have to introduce them, we need to know them a little better.
“(But) we prepare like we have in the last months.”