Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur Ahead of the return leg against the Spurs
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has declared that winning the Champions League was not his or the team’s primary objective when he signed for the English club.
The 48-year-old has explained that he has been on focused on making the team play attractive football; something they have achieved under his guidance.
“I did not come here to win the Champions League, but I came here to make the team play the way they have played in the last twenty months,” he told the press conference.
“I love challenges and [winning the Champions League] is my desire, but in football you lose more than you win and I try to give the best of myself.”
Following a 1-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur last week, City will aim to overturn the one-goal deficit at home on Wednesday.
“[The home game] is not going to be similar, as we have to score goals and the reason why we tried to control the game that day was because of the matches that we had ahead of us at that moment,” he added.
“[It was also] because of how I saw the team against Brighton and how the players were when they came back after the injuries.
“However, now we play at home and we have to create an atmosphere for our fans to support us.”
Guardiola avoided discussing a possible final against Barcelona, but claimed that he will follow the Blaugrana‘s game against Manchester United on Tuesday instead of Juventus‘ return leg against Ajax.