Guardiola on Man City lapses during games: 'Maybe it's my fault'

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Manchester City must rise from the disappointment of losing to bitter rivals Manchester United and turn their attention to a Champions League rescue mission against Liverpool on Wednesday morning (Singapore time).

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has questioned their mental toughness after defeat to Manchester United.

City looked well on course to be crowned English Premier League champions in the Manchester Derby yesterday morning (Singapore time), as goals by captain Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Guendogan propelled them into a 2-0 half-time lead.

"I came here to try to do what we have done this season and in the first half". And how many chances we created. In football anything can happen, it's the first time we've lost two games in a row this season and now we have to recover and try again, go back to the basics and win games.

Guardiola continued to stress that you have to take your chances at this level, adding: "Football is boxes at that level". In the last action it's unbelievable how we didn't score a goal.

     Jurgen Klopp ordered Liverpool players to pressure Manchester City
GETTY Jurgen Klopp ordered Liverpool players to pressure Manchester City

"The people have said since November and December that the Premier League is done, but it's a tough tough fight to keep going and keep focusing every weekend".

"We were not good enough in the end".

"Maybe it is not enough to win (on the) European level or the Premier League".

With six games left, City can seal the EPL title if they beat Tottenham Hotspur this Sunday morning (Singapore time) and Swansea on April 22.

However, inspired by Barcelona's remarkable comeback from a 4-0 first-leg deficit to Paris Saint-Gemrain, Guardiola - a Champions League victor as both a player and a coach at Barcelona - insisted that a remarkable comeback is possible if City are clinical on the night. However, City's chances of landing a first ever Champions League crown were likely dealt a fatal blow when they conceded three times in 19 minutes first-half minutes to a rampant Liverpool at Anfield in the first leg last week. "It's hard in itself, it's hard for our mood not winning and, yeah, that can happen".

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