CHARLIE NICHOLAS has run the rule over some of Manchester City's players who are tipped for a summer transfer.
After dumping Manchester City out of the Champions League, Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim isn't anxious by a possible clash with Juventus in the quarter-finals.
Khaldoon contacted Guardiola in the wake of their Monaco collapse when they crashed out on away goals, despite taking a two goal lead into the second leg.
Cape Town - Man City boss Pep Guardiola said it was his failure to convince his players to be aggressive and attack in Monaco that resulted in their Champions League exit. In the second half we tried to win the game, we tried to play. "In that situation, my feeling now is that we will learn from that and it will help us a lot in the future".
Monaco hero Bakayoko will miss the first leg of the quarterfinal through suspension but was delighted to advance.
I am not going as bold as last week with another 6/1 upset, but I think Sampdoria can win either half with a best price of 5/2.
A dismal 3-1 defeat at Leicester City bridged impressive home wins over Tottenham and Arsenal and they laboured to a 2-1 home victory over Burnley in their most recent outing.
Al Mubarak told Guardiola he realised how hard it is to win the Champions League, and the coach added: "I know better than him how it works so when results happen, we are always going to take a decisions". I have said many times I'm so happy working with the guys.
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Should Man City keep or sell these players?
"It's an important moment in the season, but I don't think we should involve this type of pressure".
This time it gets no easier apart from we are at home, where we have been a little suspect this season in the Premier League. I thought they'd be fine under Guardiola, but then again it's City.
Pep Guardiola has received the backing of Khaldoon al-Mubarak, the chairman, despite Manchester City's Champions League elimination at Monaco in midweek and said he has never felt more powerful as a manager. "I think that's the best way to go through to the next round of the Champions League".
And Kolarov is still optimistic that his side can put their European exit behind them and finish the season on a high, telling the club's official website: "We have two months until the end of the season so I hope we are going to finish in the best way possible in the Premier League and FA Cup".
"I'm really looking forward to it because it's a real challenge on the technical side of the game".
"When you are going to play the "eighth-finals" of the Champions League in Monaco, just the desire to be in the quarter-finals will put our little exhausted situation away. We did show passion in the second half but it was not enough".