Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola: 'We forgot to attack in Basel clash'

Champions League: Manchester City, Juventus qualify for quarter-final

In the 72nd minute, Michael Lang blasted past City goalkeeper Claudio Bravo at the near post for his second victor against Manchester clubs this season.

One bright spot was the performance of 17-year-old midfielder Phil Foden, who became the youngest English player to feature in the knockout stage of the Champions League and delivered a composed performance throughout.

Leroy Sane was one of few regular starters retained in Guardiola's starting XI and continued his supreme form by creating the opener.

"It's good for the rhythm of the future".

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. "He has to grow up and be stronger, but the huge quality is there".

City completed 977 passes to their opponents 249, but Guardiola said they lacked a objective and appeared to be passing for the sake of it.

"Passing the ball means passing to move the opponents and attack".

The 20-time Swiss champions ran out surprise 1-2 winners, but the Premier League leaders progressed 5-2 on aggregate, with the 23-year-old Norwegian global scoring one and creating the other for defender Michael Lang. We'll do everything we can to try to win.

"Sometimes in Barcelona, I remember when we played on Monday, a long time ago, always it was not good", he added.

"But, after 1-1 in the second half, it didn't happen". Even with just a double, however, it feels like Guardiola is on the verge of setting up another footballing dynasty.

"Some of them are better", the Catalan stated at his pre-match press conference on Friday.

'Obviously we won't have much of the ball, but when we do, we have to be ruthless with it and try to hurt them, and take them out of their comfort zone.

City are on course to win the treble as they are already EFL Cup champions and are four wins away from sealing the Premier League title.

"I think now he is going to understand... the comments were because he did not understand the reality". The special thing about this result is we have a certain pride. We can be very proud.

Paul Lambert is confident Stoke can avoid relegation if they continue to show the spirit he has seen since arriving at the club. City failed in the other competitions as well, coming up short in the semi-finals in the FA Cup, the fourth round of the League Cup and the Round of 16 in the Champions League.

"The draw has to go right".

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