Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola has come out to say that he feels English clubs have a disadvantage in Europe.
He, however, revealed that he believes English managers like himself are excited by the extra challenge.
According to him, the lack of a winter break and a tight fixture list really makes it tough for an EPL club to win the UCL, but this does not mean it is impossible.
He added that winning the UCL with City is not an obsession for him, but his players will always give their all in the competition.
His words, “Every season is a disadvantage with the rest of the leagues, this league. Not just in this special year – last season and this season for the Covid-19, for that we’ve had to adapt.
“But even when the situation is normal, no winter breaks, a lot of games, a lot of competitions, intensity, the weather condition, the pitches – many, many things. That is attractive, this is the challenge.
“On the other side when you are able to do it, that is nice. No one before could win a domestic treble or four titles in one season, so if your mind is in the right position, in the right way, you can do it.”
“It’s (winning the Champions League) not an obsession. We want to do it the best and I say it every season. We are going to try our best and we have an important chance to almost qualify, that’s so good, to be in the best 16 teams in Europe.
“We have the chance and are going to try, knowing we still have two more chances. We need one more game to be there mathematically, so that is great. With respect to the other ones, I have a feeling we will do really well this season.
“I don’t know why but I’ve felt it from the beginning. I expect a reaction after last season when we finished against Lyon in Portugal. We know what we have to do. We know we are a team who last season scored a lot but now we are struggling.
“But we have to find solutions. We have the players to find the right way to attack more fluently and I have the feeling we can score goals. The way we play is quite good, I’m quite happy. The little details we still have to improve.
“We conceded penalties that are not necessary. Sometimes we need clear chances to score. But the moment we break one or two of these kind of things we will get better. The season is still young and I’m fully optimistc we are going to do a good season.”
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