For that he himself accepted responsibility, suggesting his instructions were not clear enough, and he is now even more determined to get it right next time. That is the normal situation, my career is the exception. I'm sorry, but that is exceptional. If we don't start well we have to find a way to win the game.
"Of course we want to win titles, everyone wants to win titles, we play for that and we fight for that". Come on, let's try it again. City tackle Arsenal in the FA Cup semi-finals on April 23 and Guardiola accepts he will come under scrutiny if he does not lead the club to glory in the competition.
"It's going to be a very important game", he told the club's official website.
"To keep a clean sheet in the first game was a tremendous effort, because to shut that team out, I don't think many teams will manage it this season". If it's not good they are going to say "bye-bye". I don't think they can continue to play the way they are playing with the players that they've got.
"I wanted Monaco to win for obvious reasons but I also want Pep Guardiola to do well".
City have not lost any of their last six league games, which have included four clean sheets, and will be determined to respond to the disappointment of their Champions League elimination earlier this week. Sometimes it's not easy to accept that, but it's part of my job. It's what the manager wants and is best for the team.
Liverpool, meanwhile, are looking to maintain their impressive recent form as they bid to secure a fourth win in their last five league games.
"He can not train, for sure he can not play against City".
Ahead of their weekend clash, the FC crew debate whether Man City or Liverpool will finish higher in the Premier League.
Maybe somebody will nick a 3-2 win but I don't see a definite victor in this fixture. I promised a lot of work. Few guys can beat me in that. I can see them beating Arsenal.
Yes, they're inexperienced, and it's a gamble but at least they're dedicated strikers, and they'll never develop unless they're given the opportunity to prove themselves in the most pressurised games.