Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes that his time at the club will be deemed a failure if they don’t win the Champions League.
The Spaniard has won five major trophies in his four years at the club, including back-to-back Premier League titles in 2017-18 and 2018-19.
However, the Champions League has proved elusive so far as the club have failed to get beyond the quarter-final stage under the former Barca boss and Bayern Munich boss.
They have been beaten by Monaco, Liverpool and Tottenham at the last-eight stage over the past three years and, despite securing an unprecedented domestic treble last season, Guardiola believes he will be judged solely on whether or not he manages to win the Champions League.
"Last year was an extraordinary one for us but people say, 'But you didn't win the Champions League'," he said.
"That is why I will be judged, if we don't win it in my final period here, that I will be a failure here. I know that."
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