Man City Make Too Many Mistakes To Win UCL — Guardiola

By Daily Sports on October 22, 2019

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Pep Guardiola has said his Manchester City team make too many mistakes to be considered Champions League contenders.

City face Atalanta at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday looking to make it three wins from three in Group C.

The Premier League champions are favourites to lift the trophy in Istanbul in May ahead of Barcelona, Liverpool and Bayern Munich but Guardiola sees too many flaws to believe he is on track to win the competition for a third time after success with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011.

“The Champions League will be won in the boxes and so far we haven’t been very strong in the boxes,” Guardiola told a news conference on Monday.

“We have made mistakes that we shouldn’t make at this level.

“I am very confident. I have full trust in my team but I also know there are a lot of other teams that are very strong and which can also win the Champions League.”

Guardiola has led City to back-to-back Premier League titles as well as completing a domestic treble last season.

But he has never been beyond the quarterfinals of the Champions League and his struggles in the competition have become a theme of an otherwise successful spell in England.

“I answered this question so many times,” he said. “I answered the first time when I arrived here four years ago.

“We are going to try [to win the Champions League]. If we don’t win, we will try again next year. I never played one game as a player or manager thinking I cannot win.” (ESPN)

•PHOTO: Guardiola 

Source Daily Sports

Posted October 22, 2019


 

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