Manchester Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola has backed his attacking gamers to hit prime gear after sealing qualification to the Champions League final 16 with a 1-0 victory at Olympiakos Piraeus on Wednesday.
Metropolis have scored 10 targets in 4 video games of Europe’s elite membership competitors this season, as many as they’ve managed in eight Premier League matches, however Guardiola mentioned he had seen sufficient within the conflict in Greece to counsel they had been enhancing.
His staff dominated possession for lengthy spells earlier than younger midfielder Phil Foden completed off an excellent staff transfer within the thirty sixth minute to safe the victory and keep their good file in Group C.
“We had been rather more aggressive to the purpose. It’s not straightforward when there are 9 gamers defending. Everybody was so dedicated and we attacked with extra need to shoot, to attain,” Guardiola instructed reporters.
“Sadly we might solely rating one purpose however the staff is alive … We’d like to do extra, however someday it is going to come and we’ll break every thing.
“We got here right here to get to the final 16 and we’re there once more, one other 12 months. Now we get well as fast as attainable and begin specializing in the Premier League.”
Metropolis, who’re thirteenth within the Premier League, host Seventeenth-placed Burnley on Saturday.