Ex-Ireland defender regards City as Champions League "outsiders" nevertheless
Kenny Cunningham feels Manchester City would be the outsiders in the Champions League semi-finals.
The 2014 Premier League champions advanced to the last four for the first time in their history tonight after beating Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 on aggregate.
The former Ireland centre-back, who felt PSG were lethargic in their performance and homed in on manager Laurent Blanc's sudden decision to switch to an unfamiliar 3-5-2 formation, does think a full-strength City - with Yaya Toure in place of Jesus Navas but moved infield and Vincent Kompany at the back - would give the other semi-finalists a run for their money.
"That starting XI with Kompany back in the centre of defence could give any of those Top Three teams a game - Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Manchester City would be the outsiders but I certainly wouldn't rule them out over two legs with that kind of firepower and that kind of strength down the spine of the team," Kenny told Off The Ball post-match.