Scoring Goals Is The Way To Beat Monaco – Guardiola Says

Pep Guardiola says he only has one game plan in mind when his side faces Monaco, and it is to attack and score goals.

Manchester City hold the advantage in the tie, after winning 5-3 in the first leg at the Etihad stadium.

Guardiola believes the only way to beat Monaco, who has scored 123 goals in all competitions is to score goals.

“Even when I was at Barcelona and Bayern Munich I could not assure that we would win that Champions League,” he told a pre-match news conference.

“In that way [attacking] is the only way it can happen. It is the only way I know

“Monaco play to attack, our team play to attack. I’m pretty sure it is going to be a fantastic game.

“When a team scores 123 goals it is because they are able to score in many, many different ways.

“The best way [to beat them] is scoring goals – take the ball and attack as much as possible is the only way to play this kind of team.

“If in 90 minutes you are thinking about 5-3, you kill yourself.”