He said: "I don't like to play on Monday because at the weekend everybody is involved and when the weekend is over, they are like "the weekend is over, there are no more games", but we have to play".
A 4-0 win in Switzerland in the first leg three weeks ago made qualification nearly a formality for a team that is 16 points clear in the Premier League and one of the favourites to win the Champions League.
Manchester City under Guardiola witnessed shocking exit from the FA Cup to League One minnows Wigan Athletic and were also held by Everton in a 2-2 draw at Etihad. "I just prefer to play at the weekend, when all the other teams are playing".
As expected Pep Guardiola has rung the changes for the match - six to be precise - bringing in Yaya Toure as captain, while there are also starts for Phil Foden, Gabriel Jesus, John Stones, Danilo and Claudio Bravo, with Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero on the bench, whereas David Silva has been rested. The best example was two days ago.
'Nobody thought we were going to lose against Basle.
They need 12 points to be certain of the Premier League but Guardiola is taking nothing for granted ahead of Monday night's visit to relegation-threatened StokeCity.
Despite the defeat, the runaway Premier League leaders advanced to the quarter-final stage of the competition with a 5-1 aggregate score.
"I know everyone wants to anticipate the situations, when we will win the title".
"When we face teams when they fight to stay in the Premier League you can't imagine how complicated it is".
"What happens in the (Champions League) quarter-finals depends on our level in the Premier League", he said. That's why we have to be focused on what we have to do.
City have nearly three weeks without a game after their trip to Stoke, with Guardiola planning to take his players on a short training break to Abu Dhabi.
"We are going to see the game between Liverpool and Manchester United as a spectator and it would have happened in the distance was smaller".
Manchester City Manager, Pep Guardiola has been fined £20,000 and warned regarding his future conduct after accepting a Football Association charge of wearing a "political message".
"It's a big derby, it's a classic in England", said Guardiola, who confirmed his agent is not in Manchester to discuss a new contract for him. In two [match] weekends' time we have a game against United so we will watch it for sure. "My agent is not in town - was not, is not, will not be in town in the next weeks".
The Falcon Heavy's first launch was pushed back several times, and the Mars rocket is several times larger and more complex. So why do we have no regulatory oversight? "There's lots of things that are miserable and kind of get you down", Musk said.
On the Trump tariffs he said potential trade disputes "would introduce higher uncertainty in the future growth path". They could depress confidence among consumers and businesses, he said, which could weaken both growth and inflation.
According to Bloomberg , the toy store chain was not able to find a buyer or reach a deal to restructure debt with its lenders. That became apparent on Monday when the stocks of two of the world's biggest toy makers tumbled in US trading.
The club will face a criminal animal cruelty investigation, Miami Beach Police Chief Daniel Oates told reporters. In the video people can be heard screaming as the horse stumbles and then struggles to get up and right itself.
Russian officials said the missile - named after a type of dagger - successfully hit the assigned target, the BBC reports. Russian Air Force technicians preparing MiG-29 fighter jets in Primorsko-Akhtarsk, Krasnodar region.
Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility late Thursday for the outpost assault and the police slayings. The group has not publicly responded to Ghani's invitation and previously said it would negotiate only with USA officials.
Tarapur Atomic Power Station , which is also situated on Boisar-Tarapur Road is around 20 kms away from the spot. The three deceased, identified as Pintu Kumar Gautam, Janu Adaria and Alok Nath suffered severe blast impact.
Isco and Kroos made way for Benzema and Lucas Vazquez with 19 minutes left but Eibar had two golden chances to score a second. But Ronaldo proved the difference again, the 33-year-old taking his tally for the season to 35 goals in 37 appearances.
Anthony Martial fit for Sevilla clash, says Jose Mourinho
Marcus Rashford rose to the occasion in his first Premier League start since Boxing Day, scoring twice against Liverpool. But it was different at Selhurst and that propelled Jose Mourinho's side to a 2-1 win against Liverpool on Saturday.
Trump stumps for Republican Saccone in tight PA race
For more than an hour before the rally began, Saccone stood near the entrance with his wife, chatting with people as they arrived. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for being here tonight", Trump said in his more "presidential" voice.
Ryan, Johnson speak out against Trump tariffs
Both said they are continuing to lobby the president to change course. "There may be people who lose less". Trump, who announced his decision surrounded by steelworkers, said he was fulfilling a campaign promise.