Champions League

Guardiola wants goals against Monaco

2017-03-15 18:11
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Cape Town - Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has urged his team to go on the offensive when they travel to France to take on Monaco in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

City take a 5-3 lead into the away leg on Wednesday, but Guardiola doesn't want his players to think they can defend.

"It will be a huge mistake for our side to think about what we've done [in the first leg] and forget what we have to do," Guardiola told the press, according to Express.

"I was really impressed with them before the first leg and I was even more impressed after we had played them. Now we have to produce a huge performance to be in the next round.

"We start the game not with 0-0 but 5-3, so we know if we lost 2-0, 3-1, 4-2 we're out and we have spoken about that. I want to see a team from the first minute that wants to win the game. 

"At this level, everyone can beat you and you can beat them but I want to see my team go out with the feeling that it wants to win the game.

"If our opponents are much better than us, they are much better than us, but I don't want us to lose because we are too reserved. So you have to go to score goals and that is what I want to see from my team."

Kick off is at 21:45.


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