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Pep Guardiola insists that profitable the Champions League isn’t an obsession

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Pep Guardiola insists that profitable the Champions League with Manchester Metropolis isn’t an ‘obsession’ forward of the brand new season.

The Metropolis supervisor is but to the ship a European crown to Manchester after profitable the competitors twice as Barcelona supervisor.

Nonetheless, Guardiola has performed down the notion that he’s singularly targeted on securing Champions League glory as he enters his seventh season accountable for Man Metropolis.

“My life does not rely [on the Champions League]. I would love to do it, everybody tries to do it,” mentioned Guardiola.

“It isn’t an obsession. To enhance the group and play higher. That is the primary factor for me. The one factor I am right here for is to make the group play higher, and the gamers individually to play higher.

“Everybody is aware of the titles are there however I am not considering what is going to occur in 11 months if we win or lose…that is the factor.

“If we win it is going to be genius, if we do not we shall be failures. Nothing goes to vary.”

Metropolis narrowly missed out on a primary Champions League trophy in 2021 after a 1-0 defeat within the remaining in Porto to Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea facet.

Guardiola’s facet suffered a collapse within the semi-finals of the competitors final season, conceding twice in damage time to Actual Madrid within the return leg to pressure extra-time. Karim Benzema’s spot-kick secured a 3-1 victory on the night for the La Liga outfit following a 4-3 first leg defeat in Manchester.

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