UEFA Champions League: ‘We are going to do a good season’, Man City’s Pep Guardiola boasts

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Pep Guardiola believes that the current set-up of Manchester City will “do a good season” in the 2020-2021 UEFA Champions League campaign despite struggling in the Premier League.

Manchester City have been recording inconsistent results since the commencement of this season, especially in the Premier League. On Saturday, the former Premier League champions lost 2-0 to Tottenham in the league.

So far this season, Manchester City have lost two league matches, drawn three, and won three to remain in the 13th spot on the league table with 12 points in 8 games.

However, the club has been enjoying a fantastic season in the Champions League campaign where they have won three matches out of three to remain on the first spot in Champions League group C.

Pep Guardiola arriving in Greece on Tuesday ahead of the club's Champions League game against Olympiakos.
Manchester City’s coach Pep Guardiola arriving in Greece on Tuesday ahead of the club’s Champions League game against Olympiakos.

In a press conference ahead of the club’s 4th Champions League group match which is against a Greek side, Olympiakos, Pep Guardiola noted that his team would “try” to do the expected which is probably to win the prestigious Champions League title for the first time in the history of the club.

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“We will try our best,” said Guardiola. “We have an important chance to almost qualify. That’s so good, to be in the best 16 teams in Europe.

“I expected a reaction after last season when we finished against Lyon in Portugal. We know what we have to do.

“The season is still young and I’m fully optimistic we are going to do a good season.”

Pep Guardiola was brought to the club in 2016 to maintain the steady rise of Manchester City. Since he joined the club for a four-year deal, the club’s fans have been expecting him to win the Champions League title.

Unfortunately for him, the Spanish tactician who has won the prestigious title twice with FC Barcelona has not succeeded in repeating the feat at the club. He has only managed to take City to the quarterfinals stage of the competition for three consecutive seasons.

He has recently been awarded a two-year contract extension at the club which is a sign that the club’s owners are keeping faith in him. Hence, Pep Guardiola might pay the club back with a Champions League title at the end of the 2020-2021 season.

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The journey to that starts on Wednesday, November 25, by 18:55 when Manchester City visit Olympiakos. A win for City in the match will take the club’s total points to 12 which is enough to qualify the club to the round of 16.

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