Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is hopeful of a successful appeal against a two year ban from European competition been slammed on the club by UEFA.
City were given the punishment, and also fined 30m Euros (£25m) by European football’s governing body UEFA for “serious breaches” of club licensing and Financial Fair Play rules.
Manchester city have however took their case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and expect a result in the coming week commencing 13 July.
“We are ready,” said Guardiola to BBC sports
“I have a lot of confidence and trust with the people that we will be allowed to play the Champions League because we want to be on the field during these years.”
“On 13 July we will know the resolution, hopefully, for the club – all the workers, players and everyone here, staff – to try to continue growing up as a club in the next years.” he added.
Manchester city are still in the champions league this season which has been suspended due to the out break of Covid-19 as they hold a 2-1 lead over Real Madrid after the first leg of their last-16 tie at the Bernabeu.