Radamel Falcao 'disappointed' with AS Monaco defeat
Feb 23 2017
"I think the first thing that I can say is that this game was perhaps one of the most exciting games of the Champions League this season, exciting for the supporters", Jardim said.
Pep Guardiola boss says a two-goal lead will not be enough if Manchester City do not score in the return leg against Monaco. If we can win a title I will be very happy. "Maybe we lacked a bit of intelligence".
That's because John Stones still hasn't learned to defend, Nicolas Otamendi is a walking liability and Yaya Toure sure as hell isn't going to shield the two effectively. Ups and downs. We attacked quite good, our build-up was quite slow, but it was not easy because Monaco are so organised'. What he wants, above everything, from all the players is that we push a little more.
"Of course we have to improve [in defence] the first goal is a mistake, and the second goal again... but today the lesson is we didn't give up". "I would like to see how many teams are able to get a clean sheet against Monaco this season".
Then it was the Monaco goalkeeper's turn to make a mistake, with Danijel Subasic failing to stop Aguero's low shot and the ball dribbling slowly into the net for City's first equalizer.
Jardim said his team had paid for "defensive errors", but said the "key moment" had been Falcao's failure to convert his penalty early in the second half. But City was lucky not to be overrun by Monaco, which features Colombian star Radamel Falcao and a supporting cast of young stars that is the envy of clubs across Europe.
'That is why they wanted me to come here - I love to play in that way, I think it is something special when two teams play in that way, attack and attack.
"After when we scored a fifth we tried to control the game because we know the second game is going to be crucial". Because I play deeper and not everyone sees that, I am comparing that.
After reading of Celik's misfortune, the 19-year-old winger apologised for his goal-scoring antics. And that's part of our project as well. "Kylian is 18. Lots of the players are 20, 21, 22". The sacrifice was really hard but we have nothing yet, the most important thing is that we recovered our team spirit and mentality.
"I had studied it [Falcao's penalties] with our goalkeeper coach Xabi [Mancisidor] in preparation for the game but you always have to be cautious because it's never a certainty", he said. There are 90 minutes left at home. "I congratulate the team".