|Manchester City Manager ‘Pep Guardiola|
Manchester City were knocked out of the Champions League by the French side who recorded a 3 – 1 win on Wednesday night and an aggregate 6 – 6 victory at the Stade Louis.
Guardiola argued that his side were slow to start the game and that led to two goals from Monaco within the first 30 minutes.
Speaking to ManCity.com, Guardiola said: We played exceptional in the second half, but the first one we forgot to be there. “We are a team that wanted to defend aggressively without the ball. In the second half, it was much better but it wasn’t enough.
“Normally we play until half-time at a good level but tonight, we didn’t do that. It’s happened, the opponent was there and we will learn from this.”
“We have a team with not much experience in this kind of
competition,” he said. “At this level, when you concede and
play the way we did in the first 45 minutes, it is so difficult. In
the second half, we had the chances to score a lot of goals and
we didn’t. That’s why we are out.
“In the first half, they could have scored more. Barcelona
scored three goals through set pieces, two penalties and a free
kick, so set pieces are important.
“That is my only sad thing – the way we played in that first 45
minutes. You can play and the opponent can beat you, but we
were not there. In the right moment, we should be there but
Monaco are now unbeaten in there last 8 home games in all Competition.
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