City May Sack Me If I Don’t Beat Real, Says Guardiola

Tanya Simon
February 14, 2020

"If we don't beat them, then the chairman or sporting director will come and say, 'it's not good enough, we want the Champions League, I'm going to sack you'". I don't know [if that would happen].

"I'm dreaming of it and I'm excited about preparing for the game against Madrid for the next two weeks".

City look set to surrender their Premier League title to Liverpool in May with Jurgen Klopp's men 22 points clear at the top of the table.

"[I would say] "OK, thank you, it was a pleasure".

The Germany worldwide played 117 matches under the now-Liverpool boss, but since his switch to the Premier League, he has made 149 appearances under Guardiola. "It's hard to win it", he added.

Guaardiola has now explained that the expectation for him to win Champions League with Manchester City is so high for him and his players.

City have won five major domestic trophies since Guardiola took over in 2016 - including two Premier League titles and an historic domestic treble a year ago - but have never progressed past the quarter-final stage of the Champions League since the Spaniard's arrival.

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"Let's say, we clicked this year - maybe even last year". Or maybe he will say "OK you've done well, but what can we improve?" "In the video games we shed we played truly truly well, as well as the appetite is not the reason [we lost]". That is the process. "I'm 30, so another five good years".

"What is the best coach in the world?" he included.

"Always the people believe like you are Pep or Jurgen (Klopp), or another name, you have to win all the titles every season and (get) 2,000million points, (score) 2,000million goals".

'Sometimes it's not possible.

'We give a bad, bad message for the new generation, to our kids, to just count the victor, the trophies.

"You said the season would be a disaster, but if we win the Champions League it would be sensational".

City face Real in the first leg of their Round of 16 tie at the Bernabeu on February 26 with the return match on March 17.

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