Pep Guardiola urges Manchester City to evaluate their success rather than seek external certification
Pep Guardiola insisted that Manchester City evaluate their own success rather than seeking outside certification because their team would never be considered the greatest of all time if they failed to win the Champions League title.
- Pep Guardiola has admitted that the Champions League title will be big for the club
- He said that without one, City would be considered a failure in the final quest
- His comments come ahead of a season-defined week for Manchester City
Pep Guardiola has admitted that his team will never be recognized as one of the greatest of all time if their team does not win the Champions League, but emphasized that his players should not worry about external verification of their achievements.
Manchester City will play Liverpool in the Premier League final on Sunday, in the season-defined week of going to Madrid to defend their 1-0 lead over Atletico in the FA Cup semi-finals next week and then in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
And Guardiola conceded that not winning in Europe meant his team would always be considered a failure in the final quest.
Manchester City manager Guardiola (above) has admitted that his team will always be considered a failure in the final quest as they have failed to win the Champions League title.
His comments come ahead of a possible season-defining week in which he will face Liverpool on Sunday in a possible Premier League title decider and next week in the FA Cup semifinals.
He said: ‘To win the recognition of everyone in the world, we must conquer Europe. Is this going to happen? I do not know
‘So far, what we’ve done here has made me incredibly happy. First of all, we had fun. We did a lot, a lot of good things, that’s my feeling. But it doesn’t matter if it’s enough or not. ‘
Guardiola’s side have won three Premier League titles, four League Cups and one FA Cup, setting a new record by winning the Premier League title with 100 points in 2018 and 98 points in 2019.
City will face Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the last eight of the Champions League on Wednesday.
But he says he can’t be motivated by how outsiders rate his team.
‘I think we’ve got incredible praise. Sometimes we find evidence of being happy inside to be happy and that is foolishness. (Sometimes) is external evidence of what we have done. (But) what we have done is right and what we are doing is right.
‘The things we do and the way we do it, dominate many times. I’m sure you’ll agree with me, five seasons is a long time. We’ve always been there these seasons and that’s fine. ‘