Kevin De Bruyne admitted Manchester City were not good enough after crashing out of the Champions League at the hands of Lyon in Portugal.
Moussa Dembele struck twice in the closing minutes – either side of a dreadful miss from Raheem Sterling – as the French side claimed a shock 3-1 win in their quarter-final tie at the Jose Alvalade Stadium in Lisbon.
The defeat prolongs City’s wait for success in Europe’s elite competition and was their third in succession at the last-eight stage.
“Above all our success was down to our team spirit. Everyone worked for each other and the substitutes helped a lot.
“We won the tactical battle. There are still matches to be played and hurdles to overcome and we’ll try to overcome them.”
The key substitute was Dembele, who came on in the 75th minute to make a dramatic impact.
Garcia said: “Moussa was disappointed not to start but I told him before the match that he would be very, very important when he came on.”