Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has disclosed that his legacy at the Manchester-based club is exceptional despite not winning the UEFA Champions League trophy.
The UCL has been the elusive trophy in City’s cabinet despite their illustrious success under the Spaniard.
The Citizens are set to lock horns with Real Madrid in the second leg of the UCL on Wednesday. The first leg ended in a one-all-draw at the Bernabeau- Madrid’s stadium.
“My legacy is exceptional already. I have told the players to enjoy the moment – we are incredibly lucky to be here. It’s in our hands, it depends on us, and we don’t have to do something exceptional – just win one game to reach the final. I have an incredible feeling about them. Whatever happens – thank you so much to them for bringing me and the City fans here again.” He said
City is on the road to clinching the treble- The Premier League title, The FA Cup, and the UCL. Guardiola achieved the feat with Barcelona in the 2008-2009 season.
“Of course, we cannot deny we have won all the titles except this one. Of course, we want it. It is another opportunity from two seasons ago when we lost the final against Chelsea, against Madrid the season before. Of course, we want it with all our desires. People say we are close enough, I think we are far away.”
“It’s a dream come true to be here. Nobody in the future can guarantee we will be here. Nobody can assure us. So, once we are there, let’s go. With our people, I am pretty sure will do it.” he added.
This is the second season in a row that City are locking horns with Real Madrid- they lost 6-5 on aggregate.
The winner of the tie will face Inter Milan on June 10, after the Italian side beat fierce rivals AC Milan 3-0 on aggregate to reach the final for the first time in 13 years.