Pep Guardiola has won two Champions Leagues with Barcelona while managing the Catalan team, and he has four Premier League trophies to his name with Manchester City.
He has, however refuted claims that winning the top club competition in Europe is his only goal, though.
Manchester City Pep Guardiola has stated that winning the Champions League is not an obsession for him.
Guardiola has four Premier League titles to his name, but after spending hundreds of millions of pounds on players at Bayern Munich and subsequently at the Etihad, he has yet to win a Champions League trophy without Lionel Messi.
The Spaniard missed out on bringing Messi to City when he instead joined PSG last summer, but he has added Erling Haaland, Julian Alvarez, and Kalvin Philipps to his squad in the current transfer window and is still being linked with a move for another left-back.
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City face West Ham in their first Premier League encounter of the season on Sunday afternoon, and in a news conference ahead of the game, he denied being solely focused on the European competition.
“My life doesn’t depend (on the Champions League). I’d like to do it, everyone tries to do it. It’s not an obsession,” Guardiola said.
“To improve the team and play better. This is the main thing for me. The only thing I’m here for is to make the team play better, and the players individually to play better.
“Everyone knows the titles are there but I’m not thinking what will happen in 11 months if we win or lose… this is the only thing,” he continued. “If we win it will be genius, if we don’t we will be failures. Nothing is going to change.”
Guardiola won the Champions League twice with Barcelona in his time as coach with the Catalan club.
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