Pep Guardiola warns Borussia Dortmund that his Manchester City side will go all out 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 will aim to win second leg
- Phil Foden struck late in their 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at the Etihad
- Guardiola praised his team and insisted all the pressure was on them to win
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has insisted they will aim to win against Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final, with his side already leading the tie on aggregate.
Kevin de Bruyne opened the scoring at the Etihad Stadium in the 19th minute before Jude Bellingham controversially had a goal disallowed for a foul on Ederson.
Dortmund skipper Marco Reus brought the visitors level in the final ten minutes but Phil Foden tucked home a last-gasp winner to give Guardiola’s side the advantage in Germany.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has insisted they will aim to win second leg in Germany
Phil Foden tucked home a last-gasp winner to give Guardiola’s side the advantage
‘I want to congratulate the players,’ Pep told the club website.
‘How they stuck together. The quality of the opponent, not because we were not able to do it, how much we fought and stuck together to the end.
‘We won in the end, now we know each other quite well. First Leeds, and then we will take time to see them and go there to win the game.
‘They had that chance from Haaland from a long ball and Ederson made an incredible save – but no more.
‘After 1-0, we took the game to our rhythm and Phil had chances. In the last 30 minutes he was our threat, if we could score goals in that moment, the game would be completely different.
The Spaniard said that all the pressure was on his City side due to their Premier League form
‘We were there and the reaction after 1-1 when you could become crazy we didn’t. We won the game.’
The Spanish tactician said that all the pressure was on his City side due to their Premier League form but praised them for keeping their cool on the big stage.
‘Second half was better. When you win 26 games in 27 and they are not winning the Bundesliga, the pressure is on our shoulders,’ he added.
‘Everything is guaranteed for us. Everybody believed we would win. We had an incredible commitment and desire to go through.
‘Now we fly there at 2-1- always they score but we will adjust a few things we could not do today.
‘In a calm way, the best way possible, the game we played and see what we can do better.
‘We will go there to win the game. I ask the players to win the game. We did it and now we go to Dortmund not to defend.
‘We will adjust our pressing, adjust our build up and play 90 minutes to try and reach the semi-final.’