Pep Guardiola reveals unspoken demand from Manchester City board

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes there is an unspoken demand on his team to win the Champions League by the Manchester City hierarchy.

“I know the demand from my club to win the Champions League. I had the feeling when I arrived,” he said.

“They didn’t ask me but I know the feeling that after the first Premier League the target was the Champions League. It’s normal. When you don’t have one trophy you want it. It’s nice, in a good way.

“You cannot become crazy either. It’s a football game. Two games to try to do a good one in a special scenario and that is what we have to do.”

Guardiola added: “We arrived here last season with encouragement to get to the final. The way we played was really good in both games but it was not enough. We are not here for revenge, it is just another opportunity.

“As much as we are here, one day we will get it. One day we will reach the final and win it. We come here to do it this season but we did this last season and it didn’t happen because Real Madrid knows exactly what you have to do in this competition.

“As much as we play against them, the closer we will be.”