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Gareth Taylor: “I don’t think it is a tough task (to score three goals),”

A bad result today in Italy.

FC Barcelona v Manchester City - UEFA Women’s Champions League Quarter Final: Leg One Photo by Manchester City FC/Manchester City FC via Getty Images

Manchester City are going down for the second leg of the UEFA Women’s Champion’s League. Losing 3-0 today in Italy v Barcelona, the City manager is confident in his team for the return leg to be held in Manchester.

Taylor spoke after the match and is holding his team accountable and believes they can overcome this adverse result.

Let’s see what he had to say-

“I don’t think it is a tough task (to score three goals),”

“I think we can turn this round. I think it’s within our capabilities, the way this team has played, the goals we’ve scored, I believe we can do it.

“There is no doubt they edged it on chances created, but we certainly had a number of good opportunities and chances.

“We have normally been sticking them away and it could have changed the complexion of the result.

“But I have just spoken to the girls and said we are still capable of scoring that amount of goals to go through and that’s what we’ll work on building up to next week’s game.”

“I think scoring at any time would have changed the complexion because of the away goals,” Taylor reflected.

“Chloe has done great for us this season; she has scored goals and penalties and will score penalties in the future and I’m not just looking at that penalty miss.

“I want to make sure we don’t give away as many opportunities as we did today. We need to be better in both boxes.

“Going down 2-0 and missing the penalty and chances, it is one to look at next week.

“I am confident we can do it, but we have made it tough for ourselves, no doubt about that.”

It will be a monumental challenge, Barcelona is one of the world’s best. Being at home will be a plus, but still a big task.

We’ll see how he does next time.