Guardiola says he won’t lose Champions League pressure until Man City spell ends

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits the pressure of winning the Champions League will never leave him.

Guardiola was lured to the Etihad in 2016 to turn City into the kings of Europe.

But despite achieving huge domestic success, Guardiola has failed to lead City past the quarter final stages in club football's elite competition.

City have suffered crushing defeats to the likes of Monaco, Tottenham, Liverpool and Lyon in recent seasons to leave Guardiola hugely frustrated.

Guardiola has not won the Champions League as a boss since his Barcelona side beat Manchester United at Wembley in 2011.

City have reached the knockout stages again this season and are the bookies favourites to go on and win the biggest prize in club football for the first time in their history.

Guardiola admits he has unfinished business and that no-one will let him forget about the one trophy he hasn't won in Manchester until he finally gets his hands on it.

The Spaniard told BT Sport: "I will have that pressure for the rest of my time here in England. I know it.

"If we don't get to go through to the latter stages or win it will be unfinished business. Everyone says that and it is right. We cannot deny it.

"We can play better and have to do it for longer (in the competition). We have not been able to do it in Europe, so hopefully we can take that next step.

"When you lose you have to accept it, if we have not been good enough. That is the Champions League. In Europe the teams are so so good. They are exceptional teams."

Guardiola, meanwhile, has revealed a disappointing home draw with West From in December was the catalyst for his side to go on a remarkable winning streak of 21 games in all competitions that has seen them open up a 14 point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

He added: "We could have won but I went to myself, my staff and friends and said "I don't like the team, I don't like the way we play". It doesn't matter the results, I don't like. I don't recognise my team the way we should play.

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