BUDAPEST: Manchester City are nearing the quarter-finals of the Champions League after beating Borussia Moenchengladbach 2-0, but Pep Guardiola thinks his side are still blunt.
Bernardo Silva’s first-half header and Gabriel Jesus’ shot in the second half also extended City’s winning streak to 19 games in all competitions.
The English Premier League leader camped in the Gladbach area for most of the game, which was held in Hungary due to a ban on travel to Germany due to COVID-19.
Despite dominating the match, Guardiola’s men found it difficult to penetrate the Gladbach stronghold, especially left-back from Algeria Ramy Bensebaini, who often broke City.
Although satisfied with the result, Guardiola insisted City need to further improve their performance to challenge for the Champions League title.
“We dominated the game. Unfortunately we weren’t sharp enough up front, it was something we had to improve on in this competition.
“We are not good enough in the box, we do not dribble and do not do much experimentation.
“In this competition you have to be perfect to ensure progress,” Guardiola said.
Marco Rose’s Gladbach made his debut in the knockout stages of the Champions League and faced a difficult task in Manchester in the rematch on March 16.