LONDON: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that his side can draw motivation from defeating the Champions League final last season, he won the European title last season, after losing to his compatriot Chelsea in the last game last May. Guardiola hopes his team will be able to transform the ordeal they went through in a catalyst, as happened last season when the team managed to overcome its exit from the quarter-finals in 2020 against Lyon to reach the final. The Manchester City manager said: “I am absolutely sure, the players have feelings and spirit and you know it hurts not to be able to achieve what you aspire to.” The last four years and every year they feel they can do better, we have reached the Champions League final and they want it back. ”Guardiola is well aware, however, that the goals of last season are now useless, with the team starting the journey all over again. Manchester City will host Germany’s Leipzig side tomorrow, Wednesday, al via the team’s campaign in the first round of the European Champions League, which also includes Paris Saint-Germain, a French candidate for the Scudetto, and Club Brugge of Belgium. The Spanish coach explained: “Sport always has a new challenge, what happened in the past remains in the past. “The Spanish coach said:” We are lucky to participate in the tournament, we are trying to win the first of many games, all the group stage games are difficult without exception. “Guardiola admitted to having made the You reckon that his stint as coach for the team could be considered a failure if he didn’t win the Champions League, despite taking the team to three Premier League titles. “You have to judge how successful my stint here is or not. , I try to do my best every day and people can judge me by my work, as I judge players by their performance, “said Guardiola. That his team’s last season was not successful enough. He said:” The people can say that Manchester City’s season was a failure, well that’s your opinion. “He added:” But what we did last season was a great result. We played 13 games, we won 11, we drew one and we lost one, which unfortunately was the final “.
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