Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola has declared that his team’s failure to reach the UEFA Champions League final has had no impact on him.
Manchester City was knocked out of the competition on Wednesday, May 4th, after they lost 3-2 to Real Madrid in the Semi-final.
Man City led 2-0 at halftime but fell short in the final three minutes of extra time.
Pep Guardiola, who has only won the Champions League with Barcelona, says he is “eager” for more.
Guardiola is insistent about not leaving until the job is done to his satisfaction.
“No,” Guardiola said when asked if the loss made him want to win more.
“Always, I am starving. I cannot [live or leave] one year thinking what my happiness will be. I know the people outside of here demand just Champions League, Champions League, Champions League. We know it.”
He continued to say:
“I cannot [live or leave]. Right now I cannot [live or leave]. Because when we win the Champions League, and hopefully we do it, it will because of the money we spend.”
“Never will it be for the work done behind, that’s normal. The money we spend and don’t win the Champions League. We are the only club in the world in the last 10, 15, or 20 years that just spends money,” he added.
“When with that it’s difficult to win it. But what we lived in Madrid, it will help us a club, as a team in the future. People now don’t realize it but I tell you, it’s good for us.”
“The worst is to not live it. I would love to win the Champions League, to be in the final in Paris, to live that it we will be better in the future. But we’re not going to change.” he concluded.