Under the in charge of Pep Guardiola, Manchester City did not make the Champions League last four, but the coach does not see any “mental problems.”
Pep Guardiola concedes that he still feels guilty for Lyon’s shock loss last season and does not accept that the repeated defeats of Manchester City in the Champions League are the product of mental conditions.
City last reached the semi-finals in 2016 under Manuel Pellegrini and during Guardiola’s tenure, the club never progressed beyond the quarter-finals of the tournament.
At the Etihad Stadium, with a home clash against Porto, they launch another search for European glory on Wednesday.
“It was a tough moment. I felt so responsible,” Guardiola told a media conference according to BT Sports.
“I was not able to drive the club and the players. I feel so responsible. We have to accept reality, we were not good enough.”
“We didn’t play bad, but at the same time we made mistakes and we can’t do that in this competition and go through.”
“The reality is, every player and manager, not just here, has to dream with high expectations. We have to accept it with humility.”
“When we do this it is the best way to improve. This competition is so demanding and the mistakes we commit, I feel so bad for the players. We are going to start tomorrow from zero again.”