Monchi: Barcelona are the favourites but there is hope

The former Sevilla sporting director is at Roma now and they face Barca in the quarters

Monchi valoró el cruce de cuartos entre Roma y Barça | BEINSPORTS

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Roma's sporting director Monchi spoke to BeIN Sports about the Champions League draw which pits Barcelona against his side.

"You can’t say we’ve had much luck: we’ve drawn the most difficult team, the best team in the world," said Monchi. "There are no easy teams at this stage and Barca are the favourites in the tie but no one should write Roma off. There’s huge excitement about the tie and we hope we can compete against them. 

"Barcelona and [Manchester] City are the teams playing at the highest level, but anyone would have been difficult: Real Madrid, Juve, Bayern… 

"It’s normal that Barca begin the tie as favourites, their history is greater, but we’re going to put up a fight, that’s football. There are two games and we will give our all to get through."

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