MADRID, March 13 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola, acknowledged this Monday that his performance on the ‘citizen’ bench will be measured based on successes in the Champions League, despite still being alive in three competitions this season, so they will work to “increase the odds” in those tournaments.
“It doesn’t mean that I agree with that, but absolutely my time here will be judged by this competition (the Champions League),” said the Catalan coach at the press conference prior to the second leg of the Champions League round of 16. this Tuesday (9:00 p.m.) against the German RB Leipzig.
As in recent editions, the star-studded winning project of Manchester City is one of the favorites to lift the European Cup, however they have only played one final in their history, in 2020-2021, in which they fell against Chelsea. But this course they have a new opportunity to stay in the competition, for which they need to beat the Germans, after the 1-1 first leg.
“At this point, all the teams have many qualities and many strong points. Tomorrow we have to impose our game and do what we have to do. We have to win the game, so it’s easy. It’s not about how many goals we have to score , but to win the game, that’s what we have to do”, Guardiola reiterated before the media.
The Catalan highlighted the importance of competing in three competitions “in the last months of the season”, when everything is still at stake. “So you have to do everything possible to expand the chances of being in the competitions, to continue in Europe, or in the Premier League, to be close to Arsenal,” he wished.
“The Champions League is a beautiful, very beautiful competition. It’s being able to play against teams from all over Europe, far from playing against the same teams and the same stadiums in England. Of course, it’s special. It’s an honor to show our Club all over Europe” , concluded Guardiola on the maximum continental competition of clubs.