Manchester City have found the back of the net 89 times in 43 outings across all competitions this season, but they are the lowest scorers in the Premier League’s top four and only Manchester United have scored fewer in the top six.
The Citizen were left to rue a number of missed opportunities during their 1-1 draw with Liverpool before the international break, and Guardiola admitted that his side have not been good enough in front of goal.
“We have had a lot of chances but we were not able (to score). I don’t like to say we were unlucky – we were not good enough. It is simple like that. That has been a big problem for the season,” he told reporters.
“We created more chances than Monaco. In the first half we didn’t shoot but in the second half we created five clear chances. In Europe you cannot do that – you are out. In many games it was like this. We have a specific quality to create the amount of chances but we are not solid enough when we don’t score goals.
“Until now, if you ask me about what I think about the season it is like this, in the boxes we are not good enough. We have to improve for next season to compete with good teams in Europe.”