It's Aitor Karanka vs Pep Guardiola in the FA Cup on Saturday as Middlesbrough host Manchester City in the English football competition's quarterfinals match at the Riverside Stadium.
City led after only three minutes at Middlesbrough.
Guardiola's side are still in contention in the Premier League and Champions League, but the City manager appears equally committed to success in the FA Cup.
Every game you play, you have to play well, try to win and show the opponent you are there to win.
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Middlesbrough were toothless in attack, but Monaco have already given City a warning of their ability to put the ball in the net and the French outfit will take advantage if Guardiola's team prove as erratic at the back in midweek. We have done a good job in the past - especially in two competitions and we are doing quite well in the Premier League as well - but this week is so, so important.
Argentine star Sergio Aguero, 28, goes into this game with five goals from his past three outings yet speculation continues that he could be leaving in the summer.
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But Guardiola wants to use the performance and attitude of Barca as an example to his own players, rather than a warning of what Monaco could produce. "Middlesbrough have bigger things to worry about and are preoccupied with their relegation battle, so everything seems to point towards a City win".
"But I always believe deep in my heart that results depend on the way you play".
"You can see their reaction after the first Monaco game".
The final score could have been more, but a combination of Boro keeper Brad Guzan, the post and the referee disallowing a goal ensured City were content with just the two goals.
"We are getting a winning mentality in Europe and playing very well". "I hope I will play".
City are now unbeaten in 11 video games under Pep Guardiola, as well as now simply one game separates them and also an FA Cup last. "The reason we're creating more goals and conceding fewer is the way we play".