After beating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie on Tuesday night at Etihad, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has described areas where his team needs to develop.
Man City must boost their pressing and build-up in order to qualify for the semi-finals, according to Guardiola, who congratulated his players after securing a crucial victory over Bundesliga giants.
Man City took the lead in the first half through Kelvin de Bruyne, but Dortmund equalised in the second half through Marco Reus, but Phil Foden’s late winner gave the Premier League leaders a first-leg advantage ahead of the return leg next week in Germany.
“I want to congratulate the players,” Guardiola told the club website after the game.
“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.”
Guardiola added, “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.”