Man City’s legacy rests on Champions League glory Pep Guardiola | Football News – Times of India

Manchester: pep guardiola said on Tuesday that he accepts his Manchester City The legacy rests on whether he can deliver Champions League Pride for the club after falling at the final hurdle last season.
NS Premier League Start your campaign against the champions Bundesliga Party RB Leipzig On Wednesday, less than four months after their painful 1-0 loss to Chelsea.
But Guardiola said he would not live up to the missed opportunity in Porto – City’s first Champions League final – and that it would be a mistake to treat last season’s European campaign as a failure.
“Every season is different,” he said in his pre-match press conference. “We had an incredible tournament last season but now we are starting anew.
“People can say man City Was a failure, but last season it was an incredible achievement, playing really well in many games and losing against a big contender.”
The 50-year-old City boss has learned to live with the notion that he needs to win the Champions League to be successful at the club, even as it has led them to three Premier League titles and other silverware.
“I accept it,” said Guardiola, who won the Champions League trophy as manager of Barcelona in 2009 and 2011 but hasn’t won it since his spells at Bayern Munich and City.
“Every year is the same. If I win the Champions League I will be happy for the club. If I am not able to do that, then I am not capable.
“After this, you can judge the success of my period.”
Spain midfielder Rodri said the City team had almost no regrets over last season’s omission in Europe’s top club competition, adding players were determined to put up a better show this season.
“We have no regrets,” he said. “We will learn from this experience.
“The Champions League is decided by a small margin. We have to build one more building this season to get the Champions League – a bigger building.”