Pep Guardiola has told Europe’s top clubs that Manchester City will take them on any time, any place, anywhere.

The City boss refuses to be daunted by the prospect his team will lose home advantage for their Champions League return against Real Madrid ­following news UEFA are set to complete the showpiece event in Portugal next month.

City beat the 13-time ­European champions 2-1 in the Bernabeu in February to take a huge step towards the last eight – only to be halted by the Covid-19 crisis.

UEFA’s plan is to play the four outstanding last-16 ties in Porto and Guimaraes before staging a mini-tournament in Lisbon.

And Guardiola is in bullish mood, despite failing to get past the quarter-finals in any of his three seasons at the Etihad.

He said: “We are incredibly excited to play against Madrid, the kings of this competition, and we will try to face them in the second leg.

“We would love to play here, of course, in our city and feel close to our people.

“But we will go wherever UEFA decides we have to play.

“If we have to go to Portugal, we will go there.”

Guardiola has suffered some outrageous fortune in the Champions League, despite ­lifting the trophy twice in three seasons as coach of Barcelona.

City went out on away goals to Monaco in 2017 after a ­thrilling 5-5 aggregate draw.

And, in the last two seasons, there was a string of refereeing controversies as his team were eliminated first by Liverpool and then Tottenham.

UEFA’s attempt to ban City from Europe for two seasons has further alienated City fans.

But Guardiola said: “What happened is in the past – and I don’t want to talk about it!

“This club is fantastic and we will learn to accept our defeats.

“Part of life and of football means sometimes it is what it is.

“Maybe one day we will be lucky. I know exactly what happened in the last years in the Champions League.

“It is a competition where the details make all the difference at this level.”

City took some solace from seeing Liverpool take their ­Premier League title by ­thrashing Jurgen Klopp’s ­European champions 4-0 at the Etihad on Thursday night.

They travel to Southampton today with second place virtually ­assured.

But after lifting the Carabao Cup for a third successive season, they have another Treble to fight for, with the Champions League and ­ Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals.

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Guardiola said: “We can say we beat maybe the best team in the world right now. Every game is different.

“Arsenal play a different way and Madrid play in a different way, so we have to adjust for their qualities .

“What I want is to arrive in the best condition possible in those games and put our ­mentality on the pitch.

“These games are not won with tactics, it is as much about desire.

“It is important when you beat opponents like Liverpool because it gives a message to ourselves that we can do it.”