Manchester City's shock defeat to Lyon in the opening round of group games in the Champions League last week certainly grabbed my attention.

The season they had last year, where they won the league at a canter, has put a lot of pressure on them, in the way that they finished so far ahead of other teams.

Now, everyone is expecting that level of competition and performance all the time, and to be competing on all fronts as well.

So when there is a result like the Lyon one, there are rightly eyebrows raised with a result like this. They were expecting to win that game comfortably and they didn't and people were also wondering if the lack of a Pep Guardiola on the touchline – he was serving a touchline ban – was also a big part of things.

It is worth pointing out that since their Abu Dhabi takeover, City have won just three leagues and haven't won any of them back-to-back.

Maybe they need to concentrate on becoming a dominant force in English football like Liverpool int he 1970s and 1980s and Manchester United in the 90s and 00s.

Spending money doesn't mean you're automatically contenders every year. What happens if Pep Guardiola goes? What happens if the owners begin to spend less than they have in the coming years?

Then you''re back to the teams who have consistently done it in the Premier League. I think City could concentrate more domestically by winning every cup on offer here, such as the title, the FA Cup and the League Cup.

Once they have established then they can be really thinking about the Champions League every time. I'm not saying they won't be this year, because the Lyon game is just one result, but there is too much expectation on them winning the tournament. There is a difference between tipping them and expecting them.

Maybe they're not ready for it. You saw with PSG against Liverpool another team who, despite spending all that money, aren't ready to win the Champions League.

They are not getting competitive games like City, and it showed against Liverpool.