Pep: City will win Champions League 'sooner or later'

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"Maybe, I have an idea what we have to do tomorrow, what the guys are going to do", he said at a pre-match news conference.

Manchester City must overturn a 3-0 deficit against Liverpool in the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Tuesday and manager Pep Guardiola said that will require "the flawless game" from his players.

Pep Guardiola admitted Manchester City had only themselves to blame as the leaders wasted a chance to wrap up the Premier League title against bitter rivals Manchester United.

Man City still lead the Premier League by 13 points, but their path to the title is not all plain sailing, as their next six games include Spurs, and five teams battling for survival at the bottom of the table.

City were eliminated last season in the last 16 by Monaco and it would be a disappointment for them to fail to make the last four after such a dominant season domestically.

We did absolutely everything in the first half but then for 10-15 minutes, we conceded goals.

"If it doesn't happen this season maybe it will be next. I think, much. much more".

Paul Pogba netted twice in the space of 97 seconds to cancel out City's goals from Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan with 55 minutes on the clock and Chris Smalling headed a 69th-minute victor.

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Goals from Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan put them in a commanding position, but they were left to rue two glorious missed chances from Raheem Sterling.

Guardiola was asked whether his side's mental state had been affected by their last two results.

"We have to win two more games and after the game on Tuesday we are going to focus on the Premier League to try as quick as possible to get it".

That came just three days after Liverpool struck three times in a 19-minute first-half salvo at Anfield last Wednesday to leave City facing Champions League elimination.

"I don't know but if we are not able to cope with that psychologically it will be a good lesson for the future".

"Because what we have done in this season, in the first half and moments in the second half, I am happy (with)".

We will see. We need the momentum.

"When Real Madrid and Barcelona are always there it's because they have players up front who, when they have half-chances, score two goals".

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