Pep Guardiola admitted he nonetheless feels “so dangerous for the gamers” greater than two months after their Champions League quarter-final defeat to Lyon.
Manchester Metropolis headed to Lisbon for the ultimate three rounds of the competitors on a excessive after beating the workforce dubbed the “kings of the competitors” by their supervisor, dumping Actual Madrid out to make the final eight. Nonetheless, they have been introduced crashing all the way down to earth because the French aspect surprised them 3-1 on the night time to guide a semi-final showdown with eventual champions Bayern Munich.
Guardiola got here beneath extreme criticism for the efficiency that noticed an experimental defence wrestle to manage and with defensive errors exacerbated by the failure of the forwards to take numerous glorious alternatives.
Metropolis begin a brand new European marketing campaign after they tackle Porto on Wednesday of their first group recreation and the hope for the Blues boss is that his workforce settle for the fact of why every little thing fell aside as they go once more.
“It was a troublesome second. I felt so accountable for this, how the membership and gamers fought to attain it, and I used to be not in a position to drive them,” Guardiola stated.
“Nonetheless proper now I really feel accountable watching the sport, so we now have to just accept the fact. We weren’t ok. We didn’t play dangerous, we had actually good moments and had our possibilities however made errors and on this competitors you can’t do it to undergo.
“The fact watching a bit of bit previously the expectations all the time in each membership, each workforce and supervisor, not simply right here, has to dream with excessive expectations however the actuality is we now have not carried out to the extent we now have to to get by means of on this competitors – and that’s the actuality.
“We’ve to just accept it with humility, settle for all of the dangerous conditions that we now have and once we settle for this, it’s one of the simplest ways to enhance and undergo and settle for a brand new problem to this season, begin from zero once more and take a look at it once more understanding we now have to enhance.
“Everybody is aware of this competitors is so demanding and I really feel so dangerous for the gamers however it is a new alternative and we begin once more from zero.”