Former Manchester City star Shaun Wright-Phillips insists that the Champions League ban hanging over his old club's head will not have a huge impact on Pep Guardiola and his players.
The narrative since the ban was handed down by UEFA has been one of worry among the national press, suggesting that Guardiola and his star players could be on his way out of the Etihad Stadium.
Guardiola, however, has reaffirmed his commitment to the club and none of the top players have spoken about wanting to depart.
City have since begun the process of trying to get UEFA's decision overturned via the Court of Arbitration for Sport and even a long appeal could prevent the ban from coming into place next season.
Wright-Phillips, meanwhile, has played down the concerns surrounding a potential ban and also admits he thinks the Blues can overturn the decision anyway.
"I don’t think a ban means anything for Pep and the top players," Wright-Phillips told PA.
"If it does stand, which I don’t think it will and I feel they are confident it will get overturned, it is the same as any other club.
"Man Utd have not been in the Champions League for a few years and they have still kept (David) De Gea, players like (Paul) Pogba, and Manchester City will be able to do the same."