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Pep Guardiola- ‘I will be judged on winning champions league’

Pep Guardiola says his reign will “absolutely” be judged on whether he leads Manchester City to a first Champions League title, an assertion he does not fully agree to.

City have won nine major trophies since Guardiola took charge in 2016.

But when asked whether his spell will be defined by success in Europe’s premier cup competition.

He replied “it doesn’t mean I agree with it but, absolutely, I’ll be judged on that”.

Pep continued “Before my first game in the Champions League [with City], people said I was here to win it.

“I said ‘what?’ I don’t know, but I accept it. As much as I go through, it’s not going to change.”

Manchester City will secure a place in this season’s quarter-finals if they win their last-16 second leg at home to RB Leipzig on Tuesday.

The closest Guardiola has come to winning the Champions League with City was in 2021 when Chelsea pipped them by a goal to nothing.

Writing by Tersoo Nicholas