Pep Guardiola has acknowledged his time at Manchester City will be judged on whether he can lift the Champions League title regardless of how many other trophies he has secured.
Addressing the media ahead of Manchester City’s big test against RB Leipzig, Pep answered whether his seven years at City, will be tainted by his European achievements.
“Yes. It doesn’t mean I agree with that but absolutely we will be judged by this competition.”
“Since day one when I arrived, sitting here for the first time, they [the media] asked me ‘Are you here to win the Champions League?'” he said.
“I said ‘What? If you are manager of Real Madrid maybe I accept that.’ But I accept it here. It’s not going to change.”
Manchester City are favourites to reach the last eight of the tournament, despite their 1-1 stalemate from last month’s first leg meaning the tie will be one to watch.
Guardiola won the Champions League twice with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011, and guided City to the 2021 final, where they lost to Chelsea at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto, Portugal on 29 May.
The Spaniard has however lifted the Premier League four times, while also winning four League Cups and one FA Cup.