Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will go for broke in Champions League clash with Monaco

Pep Guardiola says Manchester City will go for broke in their decisive Champions League tie with Monaco.

Guardiola has promised another goal glut following City’s 5-3 win in the first leg, in which they twice came from behind.

The City boss is convinced his side can win the Champions League playing in a cavalier style and says he cannot play any other way.

“Can we win the Champions League in that way? Yes, sure,” said Guardiola.

“It’s the only way I know and it’s going to be another fantastic game.

Guardiola saw his side come from behind in the first leg
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City secured a 5-3 win in the first leg
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“Monaco are a team created to attack and our team is created to attack – or at least to score goals. So in that way it will be a great game.”

Monaco, top of Ligue 1, have plundered 123 goals already this season, with Guardiola admitting City cannot afford to sit back and defend their advantage.

“When one team scores 123 goals, it means they can score in many, many ways,” said Guardiola. “So the best way to play against them is to score goals.

City know that they will still have a battle on their hands
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“Taking the ball and attacking as much as possible is the only way I know to beat this type of team.

“If one team scores 123 goals and you’re thinking about defending for 90 minutes because you won one game 5-3, you’d kill yourself.

“Maybe it will happen because we won’t be able to attack or won’t be able to control their fantastic attack. That can happen, but the idea is to try our way to play.

“But we have to go to score goals and that’s what I want to see from my team.”

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