🇪🇸 Pep Guardiola gives his team a challenge

🇪🇸 Pep Guardiola gives his team a challenge

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has set a behavioural expectation on his team against Paris Saint Germain next week.

The English giants surprisingly seemed to fold in Paris on Wednesday night, where PSG’s dominance earned the French side a 1-0 lead into half time.

With a more characteristic first half to win the game 2-1 and a second leg coming next week in Manchester, what does Guardiola want to see from his side to seal a place in the final?

"If we play shy and not who we are, then anything can happen as they have the quality to turn it around," Pep said via Sky.

"But if we play with quality like we did in the second half maybe we'll have the chance to reach the final.

"The first 15 minutes at Borussia Dortmund was the same, the first half at home vs Dortmund was the same. Everyone has the desire but we have to learn. It's just the second time in our history we're at this stage. Nearly 80 percent of the players have never played in a Champions League semi-final. It's not like other teams. It's a process. I have to convince them that when we are who we are everything will be easier. Hopefully that will happen in the next game.

"You have to be aggressive against these big stars or you can't do it. When we're more aggressive doing a good intensity, we are different. We can be more aggressive and fluid,” Guardiola concluded.

Up next for the 2020/21 Premier League champions elect is a trip to London to face Crystal Palace.

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