City staying positive

19 March 2009 07:32
Manchester City boss Mark Hughes is warning his side not to be complacent as they tackle Aalborg in their Uefa Cup second-leg clash. City are favourites to secure a quarter-final place as they take a 2-0 lead into the return leg in Denmark. But Hughes does not think the tie is over and wants his side to finish the job off in Aalborg by being positive. "We'll be positive because we are a positive side, an attack-minded side - but there will be occasions when we have to be solid to give us the platform," he said. "I'm sure they'll look to score first, try to put some pressure on us and hope the home crowd will get behind them and help them to get that second. "But, from our point of view, we have got to be really positive and make sure we are nice and solid. "They may have to change from their natural game and that is to our advantage. "We have to ensure that, if we do get opportunities, we take them. If we get an away goal, that would make it very difficult for Aalborg." Hughes insists City are taking their Uefa Cup challenge very seriously. "We think it is important for the standing of the team and profile of the club that we do well in Europe," he added. "We are pleased we are the sole representatives from England and we would love to progress to the latter stages. We have placed quite a lot of significance on it."

Source: SKY_Sports