Tuesday night European Champions League pitted two European giants, one from England and another from France at the Etihad stadium.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says the Tuesday’s thriller of 5-3 Champions League victory over Monaco would improve a lot in the competitions.
Man City have taken total control of the last-16 tie ahead of the return leg on March 15. During the first leg campaign things seemed to be hanging on the thread but the Citizens are regarded as one of the favorites to emerge glorious in the Champions League.
Guardiola’s side led, fell to 2-1 and then 3-2 down, but finally rallied with three goals in the last 19 minutes from Sergio Aguero who scored a brace, John Stones and Leroy Sane netting a fifth.
Radamel Falcao netted a brace but it could not take Monaco out of Man City’s trap as the citizens were running riot at the Etihad stadium.
“A lot of things happened, but in the moment we were lucky. We were stable mentally,” Guardiola told BT Sport at the Etihad Stadium.
“The old and young guys in the team played amazingly. This experience helps us a lot in the future.Of course anything can happen in Monaco and we have to score goals. We think in attack: attack, attack, attack,” he added.
Guardiola gave Monaco a credit that the side has more fascinating history than the Manchester based giants and such kinds of experience helps in learning and improvement.
The citizens are in three competitions;being rated as title challengers in the Premier League gives them the momentum in the race despite Chelsea holding at the top for long.
They are also waiting for a return match against Mil wall in the Emirates FA Cup in which their fate for the quarter final spot will be known.
The win against the French League 1 leaders is another boost for City’ campaign to challenge for the European most coveted title.