City had fought tooth and nail to secure a 1-0 aggregate victory over madrid rivals atleti as Real made light of English heavyweight, Chelsea to setup a mouthwatering semi final encounter.
Madrid had never won in the etihad having recorded two draws and a loss in their last three encounters.
Pep Guardiola had knocked out Madrid in their last encounter and Reveal believes his former side are in a good position to repeat their 2016 heroics.
He said :
Nowadays it is completely different. Today, Real Madrid are the one that have to be concerned about facing City,” former Argentina international Tevez told City’s official website.
“This is the advantage that City now have. Today, the opponents have to look at what City are capable to do.
“With the players we have now and the infrastructure City have been building during the years we can fight as equals against any team in Europe.”
It’s a 50/50 tie,” he said of the clash with Madrid. “I’m very happy to see City in this position, fighting against the greatest teams in Europe.
“It has not been possible to win the Champions League yet, but I think the most important thing is that after 10 years City are playing as equals against teams like Real Madrid and as it did on the last tie against Atletico.”
Tevez said such progress was “very gratifying”.
“We have gone from fighting in the middle of the league table to doing on an equal footing with the biggest [in Europe],” he said. “It is an achievement that we all must feel proud.”
Guardiola will be aiming to become the first manager to eliminate Madrid from the Champions League on three occasions, having previously done so with Barcelona in the 2010-11 semi-finals and at City in 2019-20.