Guardiola: Manchester City not ready to win Champions League

Guardiola: Manchester City not ready to win Champions League

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes his side is still not ready to lift the UEFA Champions League trophy.

City is on top of Group A after two wins and face bottom side Atalanta at the Etihad on Tuesday but speaking after their game against Crystal Palace on Saturday, the Spaniard said they still have a long way to go if they are to win the Champions League.

“We miss a lot of chances in the final third and we have to do that to be clinical. When people say about the Champions League is the target, we are still not ready. We create a lot, we don’t concede but can improve.

“We’ve scored a lot over the last two seasons and I don’t have doubts about that but we have to keep going and work on that,” he said.

All Trophies

The Spaniard, who won the competition twice as Barcelona manager, is yet to win the European title with City since joining them in 2016 having won all the trophies at his disposal at the club.

Guardiola has won two Premier League titles, an FA Cup and two Carabao Cup but has fallen short in Europe over the last three seasons after not making it past the quarter-final stage.

They fell agonizingly short of making it to the semi-final last season after a stoppage-time goal by Raheem Sterling was ruled out by VAR for offside in their tie against Tottenham Hotspurs.

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