Pep Guardiola admits that he needs to win the Champions League with Man City to cap off his spell in ideal fashion.
So far, the Spanish manager has won it all at the Etihad Stadium.
After Sir Alex Ferguson, the former Bayern Munich boss has won the most number of Premier League titles (4).
The Catalan tactician is also the only manager to have ever lifted four successive Carabao Cup titles.
Guardiola has also won an unprecedented domestic treble, winning his first and only FA Cup trophy in 2019.
The incredible list of silverware has been backed by two back-to-back seasons where City accumulated 100 and 98 points in the Premier League in consecutive campaign.
While Guardiola has managed to ensure that the Sky Blues play champagne football whilst making winning a habit.
However, the 51-year-old still feels something is missing.
Pep Guardiola admits he needs to win the Champions League with City
Speaking ahead of Man City’s upcoming Carabao Cup duel with Liverpool, Pep Guardiola has admitted his spell at the club would only be complete if he wins the Champions League.
I admit that’s the trophy we want”, he said, via Joe Bray of Manchester Evening News.
Guardiola continued, “It wouldn’t be complete my period here if we don’t win. It’s not the only reason I extend my Man City contract. I have the feeling this club sooner or later will get it.”
“We tried in the past, the first season. We tried with all our strength and power. Of course, we will try it.”
In our view: Guardiola’s City spell should not be defined by the trophy
Yes, with the quality Man City possess and the calibre of manager Pep Guardiola is, a Champions League trophy should be won.
However, it is also key to note that Europe’s elite competition is defined by the finest of margins.
Considering Guardiola could become the first manager in Premier League history to win four Premier League titles in a row, that just speaks volumes of his unprecedented dominance at the club.
The Spaniard has set new standards for winning in English football and taken City from a club that triumphed here and there to the all-conquering force in the country.
That is what should define Guardiola’s Man City tenure and not just the Champions League, or the potential absence of it.