Sergio Aguero wants to avoid a meeting with his new boss Pep Guardiola in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
Manchester City reached the quarterfinal stage for the first time in their history on Tuesday night with a 3-1 aggregate victory over Dynamo Kiev, while Guardiola -- who will take over from current City boss Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad this summer -- will join the Blues in the final eight with current club Bayern Munich if they can overcome Juventus tonight.
Aguero says that Bayern are the team to avoid -- along with Barcelona, who have beaten City in the knockout stages of the competition for the last two years.
The Spanish giants are also expected to be in Friday's draw as they go into Wednesday night's second leg against Arsenal at the Nou Camp holding a 2-0 advantage.
"You always want to go far, and to do that you have to face the best," Aguero said. "Obviously Barca and Bayern are there, who are the two best by form and obviously if we can avoid them all the better, but at some point we will have to face them.
"The thing is for the last two years we have had to play against Barcelona and they are a very tough opponent, they are always favourites to win the Champions League. It's difficult but we are happy to fulfil our goals."
The Argentina striker was delighted City had finally reached the last eight in their fifth Champions League campaign. But he admitted the circumstances in which they progressed were strange -- seeing out a dull 0-0 draw in the second leg at the Etihad following their first leg victory in Ukraine.
"I think it was a little strange [the game], because we were waiting for Kiev to come out and play a little but we did not expect them to come out so relaxed, we did not have anything to lose," Aguero added. "As I say, it was a strange game.
"But I'm happy, we are all here for this, to fight at the top and we are happy to get through."