Edin Dzeko has faced Bayern Munich on a number of occasions during his days at Wolfsburg, and is fully aware of what the German giants are capable of, but insists that Manchester City can take to the field tonight with absolutely nothing to fear.
The 25-year-old Bosnian striker is looking forward to testing himself against the best in the business, and insists the opportunity to turn out in the UEFA Champions League at the Allianz Arena, against one of Europe's most prestigious sides is what the players have been striving for.
"No team is unbeatable and neither is Bayern," said Dzeko. "They are playing very well, nine games and no goals conceded, obviously that's superb.
"But we are also good and it will be a very interesting game for the fans."
After a home draw against Napoli in their opening round of fixtures, Roberto Mancini's side need little motivation to turn in a good performance, and put some more points on the board.
And Dzeko says his City teammates will not be overawed by the occasion, as they are delighted to have finally arrived on football's biggest stage.
It's true that the club has spent big on chasing the dream, but everyone at the Etihad Stadium is now beginning to reap the rewards, helped by the fact that success on the field is what motivates the players - and not the money in their bank.
"It is not about money," he confirmed. "It is playing against clubs like Bayern Munich, one of the best in the world.
"That is why we all came to Manchester City."
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