Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola admitted that his side was below their best although they still won against Feyenoord 1-0.
Raheem Sterling made an 88th-minute win which also extended the club’s record winning run to 17 matches.
Having already finished top of their Champions League group and securing a place in the last 16, Guardiola still wants to focus on results.
“A win is better than not. We are going to analyse the performance – the first half we could do better – but sometimes it is difficult having won lots of games and is already qualified. We didn’t have the right tension to play but that is normal,” he said.
“We are still winning and we made a fantastic goal, from Raheem after an excellent pass from [Ilkay] Gundogan.”
“You see he scores a lot of goals, that is good for him. He is scoring important goals and that is so important for a winger or a striker. But he is young and can still improve.”
City still have their final game against the Ukrainian side but the pressure is off for Guardiola’s team.
“We have one game left. We are going to see what will happen. It is important now to have 15 points. We will see. The draw for last 16 doesn’t matter. It always will be complicated,” he added.