What was a great chance for a treble without the league is now gone.
City are out of the FA Cup and according to Pep, they dont stand a chance against Madrid if they play the way they did against Arsenal last night in the FA Cup.
“I don’t have to tell them. They know it, they feel it,” said Guardiola, who also felt his players deserved to lose their 2-1 midweek win over relegation-threatened Bournemouth.
“We know the standards that we have to be on these kinds of stages, in these kind of competitions. Maybe we are learning, maybe not. We will see.
“The last game against Bournemouth was not good and today the first half was not good. We struggled to play at our level.
“It does not take a genius to realise we have to increase our standard against Madrid if we want to have any chance to go through.”
“We didn’t make a good performance,” he said, after City failed to prevail in a domestic cup tie for the first time since February 2018.
“We can lose the game. My regret is we didn’t play the first half like we played the second one.
“Sometimes it happens. It’s an incredible run but sometimes you can lose. But the way we lost, particularly in the first half, we’re sad about this.”
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