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.
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.