Guardiola: We are happy to get to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.


Bernardo Silva is all smiles.(AFP/Getty Images)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is happy to get to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after his side beat Schalke 7-0 on Tuesday night.

Sergio Aguero scored a brace as Leroy Sane, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and Gabriel Jesus all found the net at the Etihad as the Citizens sealed a 10-2 aggregate victory that sank the Bundesliga club.

And following the match, City boss Guardiola told BT Sport: "It was a clear result. We are happy to get to the quarter-finals. We didn't start that well, we were a bit scared to play. But after it went 1-0, we relaxed and decided to play and be aggressive.

"Of course with the qualification already secured, it was tough for them and we kept a good level. We have a lot of injured players so we want to continue this run and get those players back fit.

"Everyone has to compete with each other to play. They all want to play. Everybody tried to play, be bold and keep going.”


City will now wait for their quarter-final opponents during Friday's UCL draw as they remain on course for an unprecedented quadruple. [AFP/Getty]

On the use of VAR, the Spaniard said: "They need to be a little bit quicker to make decisions but it is fair. The two penalties went against us from VAR in Germany but at the end it is fair. At the end that is what we are looking for. Hopefully in the Premier League next season that is what can happen. I am happy with VAR. Hopefully it can be quicker than today.

"I like the teams who deserve to win, go through. Sometimes you don't go through for wrong decisions. It helps referees to make those decisions fairly."


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