Pep Guardiola talks about winning the Champions League with Man City
As Barnaby’s Alley wrote to Insider about 12 months ago, that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has lifted every available domestic title since accept job in 2016. However, he has yet to win the UEFA Champions League with the Premier League team and suffered the latest humiliation when Man City fall against Spanish giants Real Madrid on Wednesday to miss this year’s final.
City are the defending Premier League champions and enter the weekend on top table but only one point ahead of Liverpool. While speaking to reporters ahead of Sunday’s crucial game against Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium, Guardiola pointed a figurative finger at himself about the club’s most recent slip.
“The owners didn’t buy this club and invest in these incredible facilities just to win the Champions League, they did it to be in all competitions, every season. prize,” explained Guardiola. Sports sky. “We want [win the Champions League], maybe I’m not good enough to help the team do that. No one knows what will happen to another manager and other players.
“People say if this group of players or Guardiola doesn’t win the title, it’s a failure, I completely disagree. We know how difficult things are.”
Guardiola added that initial “time” and “sleep” were required for all participants to weather Wednesday’s difficult results.
“On Saturday we will get together and talk about who we are as a team and what we did to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League,” he commented. “These are the moments I’m most proud of being here.”