Man City defence not good enough to win Champions League - Chris Waddle
- Author: Angelo Rivera Feb 23, 2017,
Feb 23, 2017, 0:10
He said: 'I have to be honest when I make a save and when I make a mistake.
They have two electric young wingers, Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane, who contributed one goal and one assist each.
City manager Pep Guardiola also hailed his side's composure in clawing their way back into a match that also saw ten yellow cards brandished.
Aguero restored parity for City just before the hour-mark but Falcao shot Monaco back in front as the scores became 3-2.
"That's our strength and ultimately we're going to play the way that we want to play, put Monaco under perssure".
Guardiola will want his back-line to be more disciplined than they were at Etihad Stadium but, in the space of three weeks, he can not mould them into a solid unit that will be able to keep Monaco out. I am happier than my colleague from Monaco because at 2-0 [two goals behind] we are out. A lot of things happen. They will score as many goals as Monaco did, and will not be as generous with their own defending. For a while, it seemed like a weekly occurrence - and it was enough for the team to let their heads drop and crash out of the competition without much of a fight.
He predicted Atletico Madrid would handle business against Bayer Leverkusen to the tune of 2-4 (which they did), and that City vs. Monaco would end 4-3.
You can see the annoyance and anger in Claudio Ranieri's face but is he changing things for the positive?
The Spaniard's last two clubs - Barcelona and Bayern Munich - have won 10 European Cups between them, but his latest charges are relative novices among Europe's elite, having only last season got past the round of 16 for the first time.
'We have to improve a lot in our defence and our way to defend if it is not going to be another insane game - and we don't want that and we don't need it'.
Eight goals were plundered as Pep Guardiola's men battered the defiant Ligue 1 side into submission, but it was a thoroughly unpredictable tie that could have gone either way. There are still 90 minutes to play at home. "The old and young guys in the team played incredible".
"Obviously it's a sacrifice I have to make, that we all have to make, and fortunately tonight it worked and we'll see if it keeps working in the next game". He must get used to playing in major games like this.
Auguero was then sensationally yellow-carded after being fouled by Subasic in the box as he looked to round the keeper, while Mbappe blazed over as the action immediately swung to the other end following a long ball forward from the keeper.
Five minutes after the restart Falcao was clearly upended by Otamendi when he went to turn home Benjamin Mendy's cross.