#LailanSports: I am under pressure at Manchester City - Guardiola


#LailanSports: I am under pressure at Manchester City - Guardiola

Meanwhile, Atletico Madrid booked their place in the Champions League quarter-finals for a fourth consecutive season but had goalkeeper Jan Oblak to thank for avoiding defeat in a 0-0 draw with Bayer Leverkusen.

At the start of the season, this would have been one of the games expected to play a deciding role in the title. He has not won any of his four fixtures against Liverpool since he moved for big money in 2015 and is due a big performance against his former employers. Now is the first time I want to help the team so people say: "Wow, Pep could do that again at a team in England and at Manchester City".

"You can not plan an ugly game". We know that we can be hard to play in games like this, that's true. We lost to Hull and maybe they will get relegated - that's an example. The problem was in the first half we were not there.

"A good test against one of the best teams in the Premier League".

Before the game got under way, Guardiola told the press that he felt that attacking Monaco would be the best form of defence, which is why he picked such an attacking line-up, despite being in control of the tie.

Klopp knows how tight the margins are in the race for Champions League qualification and he admits he will not be satisfied if he and his players leave with a point.

Liverpool were fortunate to go into the half-time interval level with Burnley after Georginio Wijnaldum scored an equaliser deep in injury-time.

Klopp spoke about Emre Can's contract situation, too. "We did show passion in the second half but it is not enough".

"We deserve this. There is a lot of pride", said Bakayoko, whose goal ensured Monaco are the only French side left in the competition after Paris St Germain were knocked out by Barcelona.

With a 5-3 lead entering this one, City went with an attacking lineup that missed close chances and lacked precise passing to do damage, as a late goal from Monaco turned the tide.

"We have to react and he reacted really well".

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp also has the slight edge in head-to-head meetings with Guardiola following the Reds' victory at Anfield in December.

"No chance", said Klopp.

"It is not easy to score six goals in two games".

City were looking to hit Monaco on the break, but the hosts managed to keep wingers Sane and Raheem Sterling in their own half. "Hopefully he can run in the second week of the global break and then we will have to see". Put these two in a foot race down Clyne's right hand side and it is on.

"When we look at the quarter-finals line-up, we have nothing to be afraid of", Bakayoko said.



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