The Ukrainian outfit had been soundly overwhelmed by Pep Guardiola’s prices in Kharviv two weeks in the past, Metropolis operating out 3-Zero winners to declare the title as the one English aspect to win away to Shakhtar in European competitors within the course of.
And Fonseca, conscious about the hazards Metropolis pose, is aware of that his workforce can’t afford any slip-ups once they meet their opponents on the Etihad.
“Manchester Metropolis wouldn’t have weaknesses,” the Portuguese boss instructed a press convention. “Taking part in in opposition to Manchester Metropolis is all the time very sophisticated as a result of they’re among the best groups on the planet.
“We’re going to present our strengths and present you sport – we’ve to ensure we do not make any errors in opposition to a workforce akin to Metropolis.”
Regardless of October’s defeat to the English champions, Fonseca stays a revered determine on the planet of soccer administration, having gained successive home doubles with Shakhtar.
When requested if he would at some point take up the chance to educate within the Premier League, the 45-year-old was unequivocal.
“After all,” he mentioned. “It is a dream for each coach – it is a large league, possibly one of the best on the planet.
“I want to come right here at some point and handle a workforce. I do not know when that can be however I consider that it’s going to occur.”
After all, Fonseca needed to reiterate his dedication to his present membership.
“With reference to the workforce I want to handle… I am at present with Shakhtar. That is the workforce I wish to handle.
“My coronary heart and soul are with them however possibly in future I am going to contemplate managing one other workforce.”