'If I don't win it in my final period here, I'll be a failure' - Guardiola on Champions League hunt
'If I don't win it in my final period here, I'll be a failure' - Guardiola on Champions League hunt
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'If I don't win it in my final period here, I'll be a failure' - Guardiola on Champions League hunt

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola reckons he will be branded 'a failure' if he does not win the Champions League with the club. 

The Spaniard has enjoyed a relatively successive stint with the Manchester Club but knows he will be judged on the biggest stage, the Champions League

Guardiola has won two Premier League titles, two Carling Cup titles, and an FA Cup during his time with City, and the team has generally been a top side. 

His fortunes in Europe have however been far from pleasing, with his best being three consecutive appearances in the quarter-finals.

“We will, of course, not just be judged on the way we play but the titles we win. That is the truth. It is as simple as that,” said Guardiola as quoted by Goal. 

“Last year was an extraordinary one for us but people say, 'But you didn't win the Champions League'. That is why I will be judged if we don't win it in my final period here, that I will be a failure here. I know that.

“But I enjoy working with my players and my players still win a lot of games. Winning a certain way is what helps you to win the titles and we believe we can play that way. We will see at the end.” he added. 

Guardiola have a chance to lift Europe's biggest club prize this season, having made it to the knockout stages. 

Their Premier League title defence is however in shambles, as they lie second, 22 points off league leaders Liverpool. 

They travel to face Jose Mourinho's Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, hoping to pick maximum points that could cut the Reds' lead to 19 points. 

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