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Champions League : Guardiola: Champions League victory for Man City still far away

Champions League : Guardiola: Champions League victory for Man City still far away
Champions League : Guardiola: Champions League victory for Man City still far away

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has warned his players ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid.

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has warned his players ahead of the Champions League semi-final second leg against Real Madrid.

“People say we’re close. I think we’re still far away,” said Guardiola. “The games coming up now are the hardest.” The first leg in Madrid ended 1-1.

When asked about a favorite for the title in the premier class, the coach was reluctant. “Hopefully, the team that deserves the title wins.” The 52-year-old, who can complete the Premier League championship with his team next weekend, admitted that the Cityzens are particularly longing for the Champions League trophy.

“Of course we want the title badly”

“Of course we can’t deny that we’ve won all the titles except this one. Of course we want it,” said Guardiola. “It’s the next opportunity after we lost the final to Chelsea two years ago and to Madrid last year (the semi-final). Of course we want the title badly.”

However, the coach does not see an obligation to win the title to the rich club owners from Abu Dhabi. “When I signed the contract here seven years ago, they didn’t tell me that I had to win the Champions League,” the coach clarified. He was brought in to do his best with the team. The same applies to the players. “The players don’t owe us anything because they have given everything in the past.”

Source: Stern

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