Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola says he is desperate to win the Champions League trophy and pay back the Club for their patience. During the World Cup, Guardiola signed a two-year extension to the end of the 2024/25 season, by which point he will have been in charge for nine seasons. The longest he has ever stayed in any club. He stayed four years at Barcelona and three years at Bayern Munich.
Winning the Champions League remains an ambition that must be fulfilled at City after two failed near attempts . City were beaten finalists in 2020/21 and lost agonisingly in the semi-finals last season, conceding twice in the closing moments to Real Madrid. They have once again cruised through to the last-16 in the knockout stages this season, with a tie against RB Leipzig in the New Year, and for the first time Guardiola has revealed how desperate he is to win the Champions League with the Blues. “It’s not the only one, but I admit that’s the trophy that we want. Of course, it wouldn’t complete my period here if we don’t win,” Guardiola said. “It’s not the only reason I extend my contract. Absolutely not. I couldn’t live, what it means the last 11 months they don’t play the Champions League. Of course, I will do everything this time we are together and we are going to try, but we try before. “Of course, it’s the trophy we don’t have and we try to do it. I have the feeling this club, with the people who lead, sooner or later will get it. We tried in the past, the first season in the last-16 we are out. We tried with all our strength and power. Of course, we will try it.”

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