Guardiola praises Man City fightback after thrilling Champions League win
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola hailed his players for their fightback in the thrilling 5-3 Champions League last-16 first-leg victory over Monaco.
He also anticipates the second leg being another open contest in which they will need at least one more goal to secure quarter-final qualification.
City trailed 2-1 at half-time and 3-2 just after the hour mark at the Etihad Stadium before roaring back in impressive fashion.
And Guardiola was quoted saying: “A lot of things happened. Still everything is open.”
“I’m so happy for the result because we’re still alive, and especially for the performance of the guys – for most of them it is the first experience in the Champions League, and this kind of thing maybe helps for the club to achieve another step.”
“You have to live these kind of situations – to be in trouble and overcome the situation – to get better, to be a better club, a better team.”
“Huge compliment to the players. They never gave up. That is why we are still alive.”
If you missed that game, you missed plenty