Manuel Pellegrini has admitted he is not worried about taking on either one of the two Spanish giants when it comes to the knockout stages of the Champions League, according to the Mirror.
Man City sit second in their group behind Bayern Munich by three points, with one game remaining away to the German side in December.
But with City having already confirmed qualification into the knockout stages of the tournament, a big tie against the likes of Barcelona or Real Madrid awaits the Manchester side.
However, the former Malaga boss stated his team aren't scared of the opposition, playing down reports.
He told reporters: "I'm not afraid of who we are going to play in the next round. It's not a major problem. Anything can happen in two games. We have a strong squad."
In the league, the Blues sit fourth with a tremendous home record, having scored 22 goals in their last four home games, most recently beating Tottenham 6-0; Sergio Aguero grabbing a brace.
But it's the Champions League that the 60-year-old believes he can trust his players to do the job.
"I trust this squad a lot," he continued, "and hope they can continue in the Champions League."
He continued; "It is important to be strong mentally, and to be a winning, ambitious team. Mixing good players with ambition is the best way to try and win."
In their last two campaigns in the Champions League, Man City have failed to qualify out of the group, as on consecutive occasions were faced with the group of death.
But Pellegrini stated, with confidence his team are a feared competitor going into this stage of tournament;
"People may say it is difficult for us to play against teams like Barcelona, Real Madrid or even PSG. But all of them would not be happy to play against us."
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