Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits his side “were lucky” to escape with a two-goal lead in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Monaco.
On a crazy night of football, City came from 3-2 down on the hour mark to win 5-3 thanks to goals in the last 20 minutes from Sergio Aguero, John Stones and Leroy Sane.
And Guardiola thinks the experience of playing Monaco will help his side’s Champions League education.
“A lot of things happened but in the moment we were lucky,” Guardiola told BT Sport. “We were stable mentally. The old and young guys in the team played amazing. To live this experience helps us a lot in the future. Monaco has more history than us in the competition and you need this kind of experience to learn and improve. Of course anything can happen in Monaco and we have to score goals.
“We think in attack. Attack, attack, attack. Monaco score maybe 80 goals in one season and attack with a lot of people. They are physically strong and are a top, top team. That’s why they’re top of the league. That’s why we take a lot of credit with this result.
“The result is ok. It could be better, could be worse, but it is what it is.”