Pep Guardiola says that this season Man City will face more difficulty in Champions League
It’s been ten years sinceManchester City
missed Champions League but they have never got any further than semi-finals
One of the most important reasons the club chose the two times UCL winner Guardiola as the manager was to bring the title for them but they have never passed the quarter finals with him
talked about how hard it will be for them to win the competition this season before their next match againstOlympiacos
"It’s tough, really tough. There’s many examples to prove what I’m saying," Guardiola told a media conference on Monday.
"There are more games with managers better prepared, more games where they know what they have to do. Teams are better.
"There is more money everywhere not just a few clubs, a lot of clubs have the possibility to spend and buy players, and there are important managers.
"It’s difficult. Last season, Atalanta, look what happened, semi-finals of the Champions League, and the Italian league was incredible.
"Shakhtar Donetsk, look what happened and now in Real Madrid and a draw against Inter. It ridiculous, this didn’t exist before. It doesn’t matter where you go.
"It's hard to qualify [for the knockout stage], every time we qualify I say to players 'congratulations, enjoy that moment' but it’s the first success of the season, to qualify for the next round."