Guardiola: We must win Champions League to be considered one of the best

Manchester City's Pep Guardiola has not won the Champions League in over a decade.

Pep Guardiola has said Manchester City have to win the Champions League to be “considered one of the best teams”.

City, whose only European title is the 1970 Cup Winners’ Cup, play Italian side Inter Milan in the Champions League final next month.

They lifted the Premier League trophy for the fifth time in six seasons after their 1-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday.

“You have to win the Champions League to be considered one of the best teams like United or Liverpool,” he said.


Speaking to Sky Sports, Guardiola added:,”But also it’s unfair to say if you don’t win it, the Premier League doesn’t make sense.

“Of course it makes sense, of course it’s important. It’s every day, every week. This club won five of the last six but six of the last 10 and seven of the last 12. It’s amazing.”

Defender Kyle Walker says City “are not finished” as they target the Treble, with an FA Cup final against rivals Manchester United also to come.

“We will celebrate tonight and then move on to try and create history,” Walker told Sky Sports.

“We always believed we could do this. This group of lads are professionals and winners.”

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