While legendary athletes like Jack Nicklaus and Michael Jordan lost more games than they won, Pep Guardiola has justified Manchester City’s inability to win the Champions League.
The quaterfinal match of City and Bayern Munich is on tuesday atthe Etihad Stadium. For continously six seasons, City has reached round eight, still trying to win the league
The closest City has been is when they made their lone appearance in the final under Guardiola two years ago but lost to Chelsea in Porto by a score of 1-0.
Guardiola, who twice led Barcelona to Champions League victories, acknowledged that many people had been waiting for him to take City to European success ever since his arrival in England, adding: “We want to try.
“It’s an honor to come here and take against a top-tier squad like Bayern Munich. We are content to be present.
“You need to earn it. When I first came here, six or seven years ago, I was told, “You are here to win the Champions League.” It appears each season.
Every season, we gave it our best effort, but there are competing teams who are as talented and fiercely competitive.
We are still struggling to win the league, but their is no guarantee of winning it.
How many major championships did Jack Nicklaus compete in? 120? Whom did he defeat? Eighteen, whoa. He lost, and he was the loser.
Every season, we gave it our best effort, but there are competing teams who are as talented and fiercely competitive.. How long exactly did he play? Sixteen? He lost, and he was the loser.
These games are very challenging. Our first priority is to give our best and try to win the league.
“I lose if I don’t win. I’m not flawless.
“Creative” Tuchel won’t accept a draw, says Pep
daily news p, When the quarterfinal draw was made, Bayern was managed by Julian Nagelsmann said daily news p. But, this month, Thomas Tuchel took over as manager; he was in charge of Chelsea when they defeated City in the final in 2021.
Guardiola maintains he is more focused on his own team than any tricks his opponent may or may not have up his sleeve despite the fact that Tuchel has won In his first three matches in command of Bayern, he has won two and lost one.
When questioned about the similarities and contrasts between Nagelsmann and Tuchel, Guardiola said, “Both are so inventive with the structure of their formations and the style they play.”
Tuchel played Bayern Munich in a certain form, but maybe he’ll try something else tomorrow. We constantly make an effort to find a solution.
“They provide quality throughout the board. . That would have been difficult with both Nagelsmann and Tuchel.
I try to full focus on my team but not much focusing on team.
Bayern has the advantage of hosting the second leg in Munich the following week, but Guardiola, who led the German powerhouses to three straight Bundesliga crowns when he was their manager, rejected the notion that Tuchel would arrive to the Etihad Stadium with a defensive game plan.
“Bayern is not a squad formed solely to hope it will happen in the second game,” the City Manager remarked.. “They’ll come here hoping to succeed.
It doesn’t matter where you play, given my experience from when I was there; you have to be Bayern Munich and have the will to win.
If they defend more aggressively than normal, it’s because we are winning rather than because they are coming here to take it easy.
Tuchel: “I hope I can sleep!” and “Pep is special.”
Tuchel said that the lead-up to Bayern’s Champions League match versus City has made it difficult for him to sleep.
In discussing his tactical ideas, Bayern manager Tuchel said he had hoped for an early night once his players arrived in Manchester. But, he acknowledged it may not be realistic.
Former Chelsea manager’s comments: “I’ll make an effort to retire early.I only want to sleep.
preparing best way is rest, but difficult to do rest with a lot of thoughts
“”I just decided to go to the practice area this morning since I was having problems falling asleep once again. I kept returning to the game in my mind.”
For the eleventh time in his coaching career, Tuchel will face City manager Pep Guardiola.
Just three of their prior meetings have ended in victories for the German, but one of those victories came in the final of 2021 when he led Chelsea to an upset triumph against City.
I don’t think there is anything I can infer from my previous dealings with Pep, he added.
“Pep’s actions are exceptional. We’ll look for answers, but to cause difficulties for City, we’ll need a thorough performance.
I don’t think there is anything I can infer from my previous dealings with Pep, he added. It would be really shameful for me. Now, we concentrate on our group.”
The return of Tuchel is unfavorable for Guardiola and City.
The unexpected hiring of Thomas Tuchel as Bayern Munich’s manager was undoubtedly bad news for Julian Nagelsmann, but Pep Guardiola also didn’t like it.
Guardiola would have been ready to face an under pressure manager against whom he had a 100% record with less than three weeks till he welcomed the German champions to the Etihad.
However, Guardiola and City face a totally different task — one they may not be looking forward to — as a result of Bayern’s brutal choice to bring in Tuchel in lieu of Nagelsmann