‘We will not take it for granted’ – Pep Guardiola on Champions League clash

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said before of Tuesday’s quarterfinal first leg against Bayern Munich that while the team is keen to win their first Champions League, desire alone will not be enough to claim triumph in Europe’s top championship.

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has won four Premier League championships, one FA Cup, and four League Cups while managing City, although he has yet to win a European trophy despite twice winning the competition when managing Barcelona.

With the English club’s greatest result being runners-up in 2021, Manchester City has advanced to the quarterfinals of the Champions League for six successive seasons under the management of a Spaniard.

Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola responded, “a lot,” when asked how much he wanted to win the Champions League championship with Man City.

We want to try. It is an honour to be here against an elite club in Bayern Munich. We will not take it for granted. We have to play two games. Starting tomorrow.

The question has been coming every single season. We try every single season. Teams you face are also good too and want to win too. My dream is to live it again. We want to try but that doesn’t mean we are going to win.

Michael Jordan won six NBA titles, how many years did he play? 16.

Pep Guardiola added.

The tournament was “special” for Man City, said defender Ruben Dias, echoing his manager’s thoughts.

We really want to be in it and to see it through. It will be a difficult match, but it is what the competition is all about, beating the best,” Dias told reporters.

We are happy to be here. Every season the work you have to do is to stay in competitions – the Premier League, the Champions League, all the cups – the biggest goal is to stay in competitions as long as you can.

Ruben Dias said.

The first time Pep Guardiola and Man City face Thomas Tuchel and Bayern in the Champions League since the German coach’s Chelsea team defeated them in the 2021 champions league game is on Tuesday.

The 2021 final) was a tight game but we forget it and we try again.

Sometimes you win when you deserve to, sometimes you lose. I don’t live in the past. It’s part of the game.

I try to figure out the quality they have in all departments. It would have been difficult with Julian Nagelsmann and also will be difficult against Thomas Tuchel.

I don’t pay that much attention, more attention on what I do with my team.

Tuchel is a creative manager. Good build up, good connections between players with good runners who attack the spaces.

Pep Guardiola said

With the firing of Julian Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel assumed control of Bayern last month.

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