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Best form of attack is defence - Guardiola

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 00:46

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes the best chance for success against high-scoring Monaco is to attack yourself, ahead of the highly anticipated Champions League second leg clash.

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SENDING WITH FULL SCRIPT EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: AUDIO AS INCOMING SHOWS: MONACO (MARCH 14, 2017) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER PEP GUARDIOLA ARRIVING FOR NEWS CONFERENCE 2. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER, PEP GUARDIOLA, SAYING: "Because, as I said before, the best way to defend the result or the best way to defend is to attack well. As much as possible. The best way to defend is attack well. I don't know another way. Monaco win a lot of games, they are on top of the league because they attack well and when this happens football is amazing, it is fantastic and that is why I did it all my career in that way and until my last day as a manager I will do the same. So I will attack, knowing the defence points of Monaco. We have to control of course." STORY: Manchester City's best form of defence will be to attack in Monaco on Wednesday (March 15) as they seek to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, manager Pep Guardiola said. City edged an astonishing last 16, first leg 5-3 at the Etihad Stadium, having trailed 2-1 and 3-2, and will approach the second leg in a similarly attacking fashion. "The best way (to defend) is score goals, attack as much as possible," Guardiola told reporters in Monaco on Tuesday (March 13). Monaco have been a formidable attacking unit this season, scoring 84 goals in 29 Ligue 1 games, and carved City open in the first leg before capitulating late on. Monaco's Colombia striker Radamel Falcao scored twice in Manchester but there are doubts about his fitness ahead of the return after he suffered a hip injury at the weekend. Whether he plays will not effect Guardiola's thinking though.

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Best form of attack is defence - Guardiola

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 00:46