Manchester City managed to win the Champions League, a trophy they had been waiting for years. Pep Guardiola succeeded in his goal. Many expect that the Citizens will have more Champions League trophies in their display cases in the coming seasons.
It is interesting that Guardiola became the first coach after Sir Alex Ferguson (1999) to win the treble. The Spanish expert confirmed that he received a text message from Ferguson congratulating him on his success. ‘It’s an honour for me to be alongside Sir Alex Ferguson.
I got a message from him this morning. It touched me. It was nice,’ -Guardiola said, as quoted by METRO. Guardiola joked and emphasized that they now aim to lift the same number of Champions League trophies as Real Madrid.
‘We are just 13 Champions Leagues away [from Real Madrid]. Just 13. Be careful Real Madrid because we are on the way. If you sleep a little bit, we will catch you.'
Pep Guardiola on Manchester City
Pep Guardiola does not want Manchester City to lose motivation after this trophy.
He hopes that they will continue the same in the coming years. Given his passion and the passion of the players he has, we have no doubt that City will be the main candidate for the Champions League in the coming seasons as well.
‘We cannot compare [to them]. Now we have the first, when people say Man City is already the first Champions League but I don’t want after one Champions League to disappear. We have to work harder next season and be there.
There are teams that win the Champions League and then disappear after one or two seasons. We have to avoid it. Knowing me, it is not going to happen but it is a big relief for the club and the institution to have this trophy because now finally they are not going to ask me if we are going to win the Champions League or not. Now you have to prepare the next question.’