Manchester City were knocked out by Monaco last season in the quarter-finals and they are on the verge of another last eight exit after losing 3-0 at Anfield to Liverpool in the first leg of their tie.
There was no question of City taking the game lightly though as they attacked with intent and incisiveness. So when you have the chances you have to score two and it's possible that we could've scored three.
"We will try to pick ourselves up for Liverpool, we are professionals", he told BBC Radio 5 live .
We can all agree that Manchester City has played some of the best football this season, so much so it has been compared to art.
Inside the stadium, Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren branded the atmosphere as the best he had experienced during his time at the club, with Firmino also believing the crowd provided Liverpool with an extra edge. The Catalan admitted his side were drained after their 3-0 Champions League defeat to Liverpool and hinted he may make changes for the game.
"I think we played really well", said the forward, who was substituted after 71 minutes. But with six games remaining to complete the job, it seems inevitable City will win the title for the third time since 2012. "Now it is tough", he added.
Such was Liverpool's first-half dominance that the Spanish coach may need more than positive talk to get his squad back in the right frame of mind to take on Juergen Klopp's side at the Etihad in next Wednesday morning's return leg.
Guardiola's side should still go on to claim the trophy, and the Catalan coach feels the odd bump along the way only serves to highlight how hard it is to secure domestic dominance.Читайте также: Russian Federation call USA sanctions on business entities "erroneous"
He said he had made the switch in order to have more control of midfield possession but when asked if the tactical change had worked, the Spaniard was blunt.
Captain Vincent Kompany said it "had no effect on us" and that it was something they have experienced before, while midfielder Kevin de Bruyne said there was "nothing wrong with it".
Tactics and selection aside, City were simply blown away by Liverpool's swift, direct attacks, although Guardiola thought the hosts had only a limited period of dominance.
With Alexander-Arnold having a standout night-with a little bit of help from his teammates-and Liverpool's press again unsettling City, the Reds earned a standout result.
Speaking after the game, Guardiola said: "We created enough chances in the first half".
"Here at Anfield, it is always complicated".
Harry Kane made his return for Spurs after almost a month out with injury but it was Eriksen who orchestrated the victory with two goals in 11 second-half minutes, taking his goal tally to five in three games in all competitions.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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