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We have to win the UCL - Guardiola

Wed 17 March 2021 | 11:13

Guardiola has won the Champions League twice with Barcelona and did not succeed in Europe at Bayern Munich.

Manchester City

boss Pep Guardiola believes that only by winning the Champions League can he make his time at City a success.

Guardiola joined Manchester City in 2016 and has performed well for the team so far. His team has had many successes in the English domestic competition but has not been able to achieve a good result in the Champions League. They reached the top eight in Europe through Borussia Monchengladbach, and now he claims that without winning the Champions League, he can not consider his time at City as successful.

"Since the first year I arrived they told me that you have to win the Champions League,"

Guardiola told reporters.

"It is always on our shoulders, but I'm not concerned about that. If you deserve it in football, you go through. If you don't, you don't.

"I'm not thinking to get to the semi-finals. I'm thinking to do a good first game and a good second game.

The Citizens, under Guardiola, have won two Premier League titles and are very close to winning a third this season.

"When you are thinking about what you are going to win, you forget what you have to do - analyse the opponent, our shape, the way we want to play, our principles, and trying to do a good game. This is all I am concerned with.

"But, saying that, I'm more than incredibly impressed and delighted for our players in this tough year for everyone in society, being 14 points clear in the Premier League and in the final of the Carabao Cup and quarter-final of the Champions League and going to play to get to the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

"It is more than winning one quarter-final or one last-16 game. It means that in nine or 10 months every three days you are there and this is the best title you can get. Of course for the prestige for all of us, because we are here to win like all other clubs, we have to try it in the end to lift some titles."

source: SportMob