Man city needs a perfect game: Guardiola


Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has said that his side needs to produce a perfect performance against Liverpool in the second-leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

Manchester City would be hosting Liverpool at Etihad on Tuesday having lost the first leg 3-0 at Anfield last week with Guardiola's side unable to produce an away goal.

Guardiola has admitted that City would have to play a perfect defence and attack game against Liverpool to see them progress to the semi finals.

"To go through we have to have the perfect game. Create a lot of chances and be clinical when you create those chances. Concede few chances. Defend well with our goalkeeper making saves," Guardiola said.

Even though Man city has just lost their second game in the premier league this season which is a few days before the Champions League quarter finals second leg tie, Guardiola has denied the thoughts that his team have suffered psychological damage and suggested the defeats can help them learn lessons in their long-term development.

He further said: "If we are not able to go through because of psychological damage then it will be a good lesson for the future. We are not here for a few months but for a long period, especially the players.

"What we have shown this year, even in the last game, we are able to create a lot of chances in a few minutes. We know that and the opponents know that."

If city could overturn their first-leg loss they will match their best-ever finish in the Champions League.

He added: "I think it would be the second time in our beautiful history if we reached the semi-finals, that's enough.

"You don't have to talk too much about the motivation. The way they play every single game shows what we want to do.

"I know we judge on result but my team's performance is extraordinary. My team is not comparable with many others. I will be close to them no matter what happens between now and the end of the season."

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