Guardiola boasts after Spurs defeat in Champions League

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 10/04/2019

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was boastful and hopeful after the 1-0 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League first leg of the quarterfinals on Tuesday at the White Hart Lane.

Guardiola believes that Manchester City will overturn Heung-Min Son's goal when they meet for the second leg at the Etihad Stadium.

"It's not the best result but not the worst one," Guardiola explained. "You know in this competition when you want to go through into the last stages you have to make this kind of comebacks.

"You don't expect to arrive in a semi-final or quarter-final first leg we are going to win 0-3, that is a reality - it happens to many teams in many situations, but we have another option, another chance and that is the point.

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"The second leg will be tough but we know what we have to do: score goals, play as well as possible and we're going to try."

On Sergio Aguero's penalty saved by Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, Guardiola added: "We play to score a goal, unfortunately, we couldn't score but we have a second game.

"We'll see what happens now, it looks a little bit more complicated, but every day, every hour that passes we will see it closer, and we are going to push each other and going to try."