Guardiola believes he will be judged as failure if he doesn’t win Champions League with Man City

Guardiola on winning Champions League

Manchester City have become one of the most dominant forces in the English top-flight under Pep Guardiola.

Last season saw City become the first male English side to win the domestic treble.

The Citizens also broke the record for most points in a single Premier League season under Guardiola, earning 100 in the 2017/18 campaign.

But for all of their domestic success under the Spaniard, City haven’t been overly impressive in Europe.

Man City have exited the Champions League at the quarter-final stage in the last two seasons.

And Guardiola is now claiming that unless he wins the Champions League with City, he will be judged as a failure:

“We will, of course, not just be judged on the way we play but the titles we win. That is the truth. It is as simple as that.

“Last year was an extraordinary one for us but people say, ‘But you didn’t win the Champions League’.

“That is why I will be judged, if we don’t win it in my final period here, that I will be a failure here. I know that.

“But I enjoy working with my players and my players still win a lot of games. Winning a certain way is what helps you to win the titles and we believe we can play that way. We will see at the end.” As quoted by Sky Sports News.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 30: Pep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James Park on November 30, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Tottenham vs Man City

City’s latest challenge will see them take on Tottenham on Sunday afternoon.

The Sky Blues head into the tie in fine form. The result of this evening’s outing, though, isn’t overly important for Man City, as their hopes of clinching a third successive league title look dead in the water, with Liverpool currently 22 points ahead of them.

Meanwhile, after Chelsea, Manchester United and Wolves all dropped points on Saturday, Spurs have a great opportunity to gain some ground in the race for a Champions League spot.

You can check out 101’s betting tips for the clash here, or find out how to watch the tie here.

See also: Nuno Santo provides update on Wolves’ Adama Traore after Man United

Jose Mourinho provides update on Tottenham’s Harry Kane

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