Why Real Madrid Champs League tie is crucial for Guardiola

Why Real Madrid Champs League tie is crucial for Guardiola

In total he has won eight league titles across Spain, Germany and England as well as lifting the Champions League twice while coaching Barca.

Despite that he does not think he ought to be considered being at the top of his career while firmly insisting that it is just because he is taking care of City that he is still able to safeguard flatware. I know the people say "You are good" or "You're not good enough". I never felt I am the best, never in my life. I won due to the fact that I had awesome gamers at large clubs.

"There are incredible managers, they don't have these players, they don't have these big clubs". I'm a excellent supervisor yet not the best.

Victory over Aston Villa at Wembley in the Carabao Cup final on March 1 would see City claim the sixth of the past seven domestic trophies on offer and they could make that seven from nine if they retain the FA Cup, assuming the Premier League title heads to Liverpool.

And he puts there success down to the process that has been undertaken since Jurgen Klopp became their manager in 2015.

'Liverpool have spent four or five years to win the first title last season.

"It was a process".

Last season, expectation was high when Manchester City got to the quarterfinal of the Champions League, but they were sent out of the championship by fellow Premier League rivals Tottenham.

'Sometimes it is not possible. "Not all the time in any sport has a team won everything every season all of the time".

Guardiola has now come out with a somewhat surprising admission, saying that City could sack him if they fail to knock Los Blancos out of the competition.

City have struggled in the Champions League, their best finish coming in Manuel Pellegrini's final season in charge, before Guardiola took over, when they lost to eventual winners Real Madrid in the semi-finals. "In the video games we shed we played truly truly well, as well as the appetite is not the reason [we lost]".

Although Guardiola appeared to be speaking with tongue in cheek, he did reiterate that it is a possibility his job could be under threat if they crash out of the Champions League early on again.

"I dream (of it) and I'll enjoy preparing for the games against Madrid".

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