Pep Guardiola faces, another year since his arrival at Manchester City in 2016, the difficult challenge of the Champions League. The Catalan coach resists the European title, for which he was hired, something that generates excessive pressure that you have tried to relieve before facing the second leg clash of the round of 16.
The man from Sampedor spoke loud and clear in the press conference prior to the duel against RB Leipzig when asked about whether his work at City would be judged by the successes in the Champions League: “Yes. I don’t want to say that I agree with it, but I am sure that I will be judged by this competition“, something that, as he indicated, he does not understand too much.
“From the first day I arrived here they told me that I was coming to win the Champions League. If I were the coach of Real Madrid, which is something that is not going to happen, I would understand it. But here… I don’t know”. Some statements that he made somewhat annoying and that he later qualified with a personal reflection: “I don’t want to put pressure on myself. I have the blessing of being here. I never thought when I got here that we had to win everything. Or that every year I have to win three or four Champions League. Unless you are Real Madrid, the rest cannot do it”, he developed.
I never thought when I got here that we had to win it all
“I would say that if my career ended tomorrow and I couldn’t be a coach, I would be more than blessed with what I’ve done at Barcelona, at Bayern Munich and here,” he said before assuring that they continue with the determination to try to succeed in the Champions League. one more year.