Man City’s Dominance Meaningless Without Champions League – Pep Guardiola

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has said that his team’s dominance in English football will count for nothing unless they win the UEFA Champions League.


City completed an unprecedented domestic treble on Saturday, when they demolished Watford 6-0 in the final of the FA Cup.

The Cityzens added the trophy to the Premier League and Carabao Cup they won earlier in the season.

The former Barcelona tactician has turned City into one of the best ever English clubs. The Premiership champions look set to dominate domestic football, but their lack of success in Europe remains a concern for them.

They were knocked out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage by Tottenham Hotspur; a team they finished ahead of with 27 points in the league and have never gone beyond the semi-finals.

Weighing up what could ultimately confirm his side’s complete master class, the Spaniard stated that the team have to start to achieve success in the continent.

“I said before that I know we will be judged at the end on whether we win the Champions League,” he admitted.

“I know unless we do that it will not be enough.

“This comes with me. I know that. I arrive in Barcelona, we were lucky we won it two times in four years and the people expect I am something special that we have to win the Champions League and it’s still true.

“In this club, the points record and the domestic competitions is incredible, but the Champions League we don’t win quite often compared to the other ones because the teams are so good, the competition is so demanding but we want to win it.”

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