Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been hit with a weakness. Guardiola has made Manchester City the best team in the Premier League in name and reality, but they have yet to win the Champions League.
The British media ‘Mirror’ reported on the 20th (Korean time) that ‘Guardiola was furious at the criticism towards Manchester City during an interview’.
‘Guardiola lashed out at critics, saying that claiming that Manchester City didn’t succeed because they didn’t win the Champions League was utter bullshit,’ Mirror explained.
“People say we didn’t succeed because we didn’t win the Champions League. It’s bullshit. We won a lot,” said Guardiola.
“We’ve won the Premier League two years in a row. Look at the way we play, the consistency. It’s a huge success,” Guardiola congratulated himself.
Guardiola desperately wanted Manchester City to be recognized, saying: “I want reactions. I want reactions from everyone, not just the players, not the coaching staff.”
Guardiola’s remarks are in fact partially correct, but also controversial.
Man City won 4 out of 5 seasons from the 2017-2018 season to the 2021-2022 season. 2 consecutive losses is 2 times. In the 2018-2019 season, they achieved a domestic treble of the Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup. This in itself is undoubtedly a great feat.
But at the same time, Manchester City spends a lot of money. If you look at the size of your spending, you might say that if you do not win, you will fail. 안전놀이터 It is sufficiently pointed out that there has not been a single European competition trophy for five years.
Guardiola won two Champions League titles while managing FC Barcelona from 2008 to 2012. But from 2013 to 2016, even when he was in charge of Bayern Munich, he did not win the Champions League. Guardiola’s last Champions League title was in the 2010-2011 season. At the time, Barcelona was the strongest team of the time led by Lionel Messi.
In other words, Guardiola has to prove his ability to stand at the top of the Champions League even without Messi.