Pep Guardiola warns Borussia Dortmund that Manchester City is doing everything it can to win in Germany
Pep Guardiola warns Borussia Dortmund that his Manchester City side will do everything in their power to seal their place in the last four when they clash in the return leg in Germany.
- Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has insisted they aim to win the second leg
- Phil Foden hit late in their 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in the Etihad
- Guardiola praised his team and insisted that all the pressure was on them to win
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has insisted they will try to beat Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final, with his side already ahead.
Kevin de Bruyne opened the scoring at the Etihad Stadium in the 19th minute before Jude Bellingham controversially disallowed a goal for a foul on Ederson.
Dortmund skipper Marco Reus leveled up the visitors in the last ten minutes, but Phil Foden stopped one last gasp of winner to give Guardiola’s side the advantage in Germany.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has insisted they aim to win the second leg in Germany
Phil Foden stopped a winner in the last breath to give Guardiola’s side the advantage
‘I want to congratulate the players,’ Pep told the club website
How they stayed together. The quality of the opponent, not because we couldn’t, how much we fought and stayed together to the end.
‘In the end we won, now we know each other fairly well. First Leeds, then we’ll take the time to see them and go there to win the game.
They got that chance from Haaland from a long ball and Ederson made an incredible save – but no more.
‘After 1-0 we played the game to our rhythm and Phil got opportunities. In the last 30 minutes, he was our threat, if we could score at that point, the game would be completely different.
The Spaniard said all the pressure was on his city side because of their Premier League form
‘We were there and the reaction after 1-1 when you could go crazy, we didn’t. We won the game. ‘
The Spanish tactician said all the pressure was on his City side because of their Premier League form, but praised them for keeping their cool on the big stage.
The second half was better. If you win 26 games in 27 and they don’t win the Bundesliga, the pressure is on our shoulders, ‘he added.
‘Everything is guaranteed for us. Everyone thought we would win. We had an incredible commitment and desire to keep going.
‘Now we’re flying there 2-1 – they always score, but we’ll adjust a few things that we couldn’t do today.
‘In a calm way, in the best possible way, the game we’ve played and see what we can do better.
“We’re going to win the game. I ask the players to win the game. We succeeded and now we go to Dortmund not to defend.
“We will adjust our pressing, adjust our setup and play for 90 minutes to try and make it to the semi-finals.”