Tue 21 February 2023 | 21:00

Guardiola reveals his new method of enjoying the Champions League

Despite winning the Champions League twice with Barcelona, the Spaniard failed to win the trophy while in charge of Bayern and City. Guardiola claims he tries to have fun with the competition as he can't silence the critics.

Despite reaching the Champions League final in 2020-21 with Man City, Guardiola's side came short against Chelsea, which increased external pressure on Pep Guardiola. However, ahead of their Wednesday game against RB Leipzig, Guardiola reveals he has learned to look at life very differently based on the negative outlook of the critics.

"From the first season, I get this,"

he said.

"I arrive here, and people say, 'you arrive here to win the Champions League'."

Guardiola added:

"I would say if my career finished tomorrow, if I could not be manager literally tomorrow, I would be more than blessed with what I've done at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and here in Europe and in other competitions.

"I could never expect to have the career I had in this short time. Not just the success we had all together over this period of 13, 14 years, but for the fact the way we played, this way I love it. I couldn't ask more.

"We want to do our best. What's going to happen is going to happen. In the end, destiny is already written. We'll do our best, as we have done. We have been close sometimes, sometimes not, sometimes closer.

"This is my feeling. I lived that position. I had the feeling of what we have done, all of us for many years, whatever happened, it is going to fail.

"Whatever I do personally in the future, whatever I have done in the past, I'm going to fail. Nothing will be enough.

"When I learned that, I just have fun, enjoy being here in this press conference. After, a good dinner with good wine, watch Liverpool-Madrid, a little bit Napoli, always a pleasure, prepare well the game.

"Leave it for the players: let's go, guys, try to do it again."

"Everyone put the perspective that everything is a disaster if you don't win some prizes. But I don't know if everyone put this perspective on themselves.

"I don't want to put pressure on myself. I'm blessed to be here.

"I never thought when I arrived, we have to win every year the Premier League, or every year we have to win three or four Champions Leagues. Except Real Madrid, the rest cannot do it.

"We just try to do what we have done. The last two seasons we have been really close and played really good games. We'll try to do it again."



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