Rio Ferdinand has advised Manchester City not to worry ahead of their Champions League tie with Real Madrid.

City were knocked out of the FA Cup with a shock 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in which they had a hard time to open their challengers up too much.

It indicates City have simply the Champions League left to bet this season having currently won the Carabao Cup.

City are set to deal with Genuine next month and lead 2-1 from the very first leg back in February.

Yet Real have actually won 10 out of 10 since football rebooted and were crowned La Liga champs earlier today.

Speaking to BT Sport, Ferdinand stated City needs to not worry after the defeat to Arsenal, arguing that Real Madrid will be a completely different possibility tactically.

He said: “They weren’t opening Arsenal up too much but I think Arsenal need to take a great deal of credit for that.

” They weren’t as sharp as they usually are and they absolutely as clinical in the final 3rd.

” Yes, they do miss Sergio Aguero, any team would, he’s a top-class player and a goal scorer.

” They’re not going to come up versus a team that kick back like this in Real Madrid.

” Real Madrid aren’t going to pay them this respect and relax and let Guy City attack them and have the ball all the time.

” That’s the likes of Atletico Madrid’s type of football however Real Madrid are extremely different.

” They’ll be far more open, there’ll be more areas for Male City to play in and I think it will be a really various game.”