Pep Guardiola has claimed that his Manchester City team will be knocked out of the Champions League if they fail to score in the second leg of their last-16 tie.
The North-West outfit have a two-goal advantage over Monaco after winning the first leg 5-3 in dramatic fashion.
Raheem Sterling’s 26th-minute opener was cancelled out by Radamel Falcao before 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe nudged Monaco ahead.
After the half-time interval Sergio Aguero led a comeback as he equalised on 2-2 before levelling again to make it 3-3 after Falcao scored a second following his missed penalty.
The match was end to end, and there was some questionable defending from City.
One of their culprits John Stones, who was at fault for Monaco’s third goal, managed to redeem himself by scoring at the other end, while Leroy Sane wrapped up the win.
After the match, Guardiola told reporters that his players cannot afford to sit on their two-goal cushion because they will be heavily punished at Stade Louis II next month.
“We are going to fly to Monaco to score as many goals as possible. We are not going to defend that result. We now know each other better. We will adjust some things, they will adjust some things but we have to score goals. If we don’t score a goal in Monaco we will be eliminated.”