Barcelona defender João Cancelo makes bold Champions League prediction

Barcelona will take on Napoli in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday and ahead of the match, defender João Cancelo has named his parent club Manchester City as the favourites to lift the trophy.

Despite leaving City on loan after falling out with manager Pep Guardiola, Cancelo believes his current side Barcelona are not favourites to win the trophy and believes his parent club will go on to retain the Champions League.

The Manchester-based club won their first European crown last year, beating Inter Milan 1-0 in the final. The Citizens have already booked their place in the quarter-finals, which is something that the Spanish giants will hope to achieve later this week.

The Catalan club have been very inconsistent at times this season and are therefore unlikely to win their sixth Champions League title this campaign. As reported by Fabrizio Romano, Cancelo is adamant that City are strong favourites to win the prestigious competition.

He said: “Man City are the favorites to win the Champions League. I think so because of the squad, the style of playing, manager. They can win two Champions League in a row, I’m sure.”

Rajan Sangha | GSFN

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