19 March, 2017
It marked the first time in his career Guardiola has not led a side under his control to the semifinal of the competition and, ahead of facing Klopp's Liverpool on Sunday, City lies third in the Premier League - 10 points behind runaway leader Chelsea.
Leroy Sane's 71st-minute goal handed City a 6-5 advantage on aggregate, but Bakayoko turned home Thomas Lemar's free-kick 13 minutes from time as Monaco claimed a famous win.
"We've felt good in games like these so far but for me, City are the most hard team to play".
Meanwhile, winning the Premier League title this season will be a Kilimanjaro for City to climb, but Guardiola and his wards can set their eyes on the FA Cup as they are now in the semi-finals where they will face Arsenal.
"But I always feel in the good moments and bad moments, especially in the bad moments, I realise his reaction and I am really impressed". Nothing too surprising. They press well, play quickly and can score from just one play where they put you under pressure.
"We tried to play".
It was another major setback for City manager Guardiola, who had never before seen one of his teams knocked out before the Champions League quarter-finals.
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I am not going as bold as last week with another 6/1 upset, but I think Sampdoria can win either half with a best price of 5/2. But because they are human beings, they missed a few chances and they are out.
"It's impossible. We will try and improve the team but it's impossible (to do that much) with the way the transfer market is".
While the title race may be just about over, there is still everything to play for in the race for the Champions League, with five teams battling it out for the three remaining places.
"But the quality is really high and they are at a good moment in the league".
He said managers needed to be responsible about the changes they made, adding: "You have to imagine a club".
Not for the first time this season, Manchester City have been let down by their poor defence. To go through to the quarter-finals again is also recognition of the work we have done on an global level.
After their embarrassing exit from the Champions League it was reported that Pep Guardiola is looking to axe more than a dozen players from the team as part of his £200mil summer overhaul of the club.
Liverpool registered a narrow victory over the Citizens on New Year's Eve, courtesy of Georginio Wijnaldum's first half powerful header.