Ja little over ten years have passed since the last time Pep Guardiola managed to bring the team to Champions League glory, and the Catalan coach intends to go in pursuit of ManchesterDream again, because the main club competition in Europe kicks off on Tuesday evening.
Participation in a complex group consisting of Paris Saint-Germain, RB Leipzig and Club Bruges, Manchester try to improve the game in the last season in which they reached the final but ultimately lost Chelsea…
“Every time I start this competition with drive” Guardiola said during a pre-match press conference on Tuesday before Manchestercollision with Leipzig at the Etihad stadium on Wednesday.
“Manchester We took a step forward last season and improved a lot. We played 13 games and won 11. We played incredibly well at [the final in] Porto when we drew and deserved to win.
“We lost the final. People can say Manchester was a flop, but it was an incredible achievement last season, having played very well in many games and lost well to a major opponent.
“Now we are starting a new one and every team wants to win. We’re going to try, but I won’t tell you which team will win because I don’t know. “
The pressure to win the Champions League
Over the past decade, criticized for high spending in both Bayern Munich and Manchester but failing to win Champions League, Guardiola feels that he does not need to prove anything to anyone.
The Catalan tactician reiterated that he and his players have worked hard in recent years to achieve the goals of the club, and noted that his performance should be assessed after he has worked for the club. Heaven blues you eat until the end.
“If I win Champions League, I will be glad for the club “, – added Guardiola…
“If I can’t do it, I can’t [to]… After, you can judge the success of my period [at the club]…
“I try my best every single day, winning or not. People judge my work the same way I judge my players and how incredible they have done in the last five years. “
Competing with Messi for first place
ManchesterThe goal in the group stage is clear. V Heaven blues want to take first place in group A before Champions League elimination rounds, but for this they will have to overcome Lionel Messiwith PSG…
The two men will meet face to face again, more than 10 years after celebrating their last joint success at Wembley Stadium in London, where Barcelona defeated Manchester United to raise Champions League trophy in 2011.
Since then Messi you won Champions League once while Guardiola failed, leading some to argue that the Argentine was the main reason for the coach’s success in Europe.
Manchester were reportedly ready to sign Messi this summer but Guardiola Refuting rumors, they insisted that the two men would not join forces.
Now, Messi and Guardiola again rivals are on the field, and their teams are pursuing the same goal – to win Champions League for the first time in their history.