So I was sitting there earlier watching shameless and I couldn't concentrate, thinking about the game against Hamburg is only thing occupying my thoughts.
I get nervous over every game that City are involved in but this game against Hamburg seems to have sent me to a new level of anxiety. It is such an important game and apart from the division two play off final, it is the biggest game City have had in my lifetime.
There is a lot of ifs, buts and maybes going through my head about the possible outcome of the game, when the thought came in to my head that we could be beaten out of sight away to Hamburg, it was an unbearable thought.
It is clear that Hamburg are a very good side and one major sign that they have a great team spirit is that they have lost Kompany, De Jong and van der Vaart, yet they are still having a great season. Hamburg are also very confident and don't seemed to be at all worried about facing City, it looks like the pressure is more so on us.
Although I am very nervous I do think that we are capable of coming home from Germany with a good result. I know a lot of City fans that really don't give our squad enough credit sometimes, I know that we are very inconsistent but when we turn up, we are a very good team.
Maybe the hope I have that we can go through this tie is due to me having my City tinted glasses on, I just hate the thought of us losing and going out after we have made it this far. Perhaps we will go all the way, perhaps we won't, we will soon find out and either way I think we can be proud of how far we have already come in this competition.
I'm glad I have got that off my chest, I just wanted to share my thoughts and hear the feelings of fellow City fans on what is surely our biggest game for sometime.