dglobalnews.com Guardiola: I've failed if we win nothing
Published: Tue, March 14, 2017
Culture&Arts | By Orlando Mckenzie

Guardiola: I've failed if we win nothing

Guardiola: I've failed if we win nothing

The hosts fluffed numerous chances in the game and were made to pay for their profligacy in front of their faithfuls at the Riverside stadium.

City came close to adding to their lead 10 minutes before the break as David Silva saw a deflected effort saved by home keeper Brad Guzan before Yaya Toure thumped a header wide from an inviting De Bruyne free kick.

Cape Town - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is adamant that his players will not be feeling the effects of fatigue when they take on Monaco in the Champions League.

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Guardiola said: "I think Conte's cupboard is full enough and they couldn't fit any more in, so they chose to give it to somebody else!"

Should Man City keep or sell these players? We have done a good job in the past - especially in two competitions and we are doing quite well in the Premier League as well - but this week is so, so important. "Going in this way, we'll win games".

"We played a good performance and were there from the first minute".

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City came into the match on a 10-game unbeaten run across all competitions and made the ideal start after opening the scoring inside three minutes.

"City's defence has looked poor this season and the number of different defensive partnerships Guardiola has used won't have helped", Dunne says.

"The first step is you have to dream of being in the quarter-finals, you have to believe you can qualify".

Guardiola is unlikely to change his footballing philosophy and adopt a more cautious, defensive approach to try to protect the two-goal advantage. "Last season we reached the Champions League semi-finals and we want to be there with the best in Europe". When I feel the players don't follow me, why should I be here?

The FA Cup may not be quite the trophy City's owners had originally hoped to show off in Abu Dhabi this May but, right now, it would serve as confirmation that Guardiola's ideology really can work in England.

"We will talk about it at the end of the season".

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