Pep Guardiola admitted Manchester City played with some fear in the first half against Hoffenheim but said they were more intense after the break, as they forced a late David Silva goal to secure a 2-1 win in their second Champions League Group F match.
In light of the home defeat by Lyon in City's opening game, Guardiola was especially pleased.
Guardiola felt it was another major learning experience for his side, who had looked as if they could be frustrated and deprived of a win they deserved when denied a clear-cut second-half penalty.
It is a tough enough trophy to win without starting every away game a goal down. We'll try to get to the last eight - that's a huge success for City'.
"We need to live this type of experience as a club to improve, to get better".
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He's really in good shape, fit and in form. 'I told him I expect more hat-tricks this season. previous year there was only one. We could see a few changes in the lineup, though.
Normal service was quickly resumed, though, when a fine ball from Silva found the outstanding Leroy Sane, who picked out Aguero to bundle home his eighth goal in 10 matches this season.
David Silva then grabbed the victor for Pep Guardiola's side with just three minutes left in the game as he dispossessed Stefan Posch inside the box and blasted home.
The Spaniard led City to the Premier League and Carabao Cup last season, adding to his array of trophies earned during time in charge at Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Yet that was little compared to the frustration Guardiola felt when Laporte allowed Belfodil through after under-hitting a back pass.
There is still plenty of action to follow in Group F and there is now a realistic chance of City winning the group, but will have to work hard against three sides that have already shown how capable they are.