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Author Topic: Champions League: Man City manager Pep Guardiola says no assurance of accomplish  (Read 150 times)

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Get up and go Guardiola says his great Champions League record does not mean Manchester City are ensured to prevail in the opposition this season.

In seven seasons as mentor of Barcelona and Bayern Munich, the 45-year-old won the Champions League twice and never neglected to achieve the semi-finals.

City have achieved this present season's knockout stage with a diversion to save.

"It would seem that it is constantly simple yet everything is so convoluted," said Guardiola.

The Spaniard's side will complete second in Group C, which means they will keep away from Bayern when the draw for the keep going 16 is made on 12 December.

Juventus and Borussia Dortmund are potential rivals, alongside Monaco, who will complete top of the gathering from which Tottenham were wiped out.

City achieved the semi-finals last season, having never beforehand gone past the last-16 arrange.

"We are discussing Manchester City reaching the semi-finals yet there are such a variety of good groups in Europe," said Guardiola.

"To get to the quarter-finals is not typical. When you touch base at the semis or the last, it is uncommon.

"Our level now is that we have to get to the knockout adjusts as a base, yet six years back it had never happened."

City will go top of the Premier League, though potentially quickly, in the event that they win at Burnley on Saturday (12:30 GMT).

The Blues have won just three of their previous 11 diversions in all rivalries however have won five of their previous six group matches.

Guardiola said: "Counting qualifiers, we have played seven amusements in the Champions League and we are there with the top groups like Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham and Manchester United, who are showing signs of improvement so are presently a genuine contender to win the Premier League."