In the early morning of October 22, Beijing time, Manchester City will face Porto in the Champions League group stage. Before the match, Guardiola talked about the topic of leading his team to stop the Champions League quarter-finals three times in a row.
Guardiola said: "I don't think these will cause obstacles to our hearts. We are still full of desire for the championship. Keeping the desire will make us make fewer mistakes. To participate in the Champions League for ten consecutive seasons is something for the club. Successful things, of course I know the club’s ambitions don’t stop there."
"I know that after winning the championship in the domestic league, we should make a breakthrough in the Champions League. We have been doing very well in the league in the previous few seasons. I think we will have a great chance to complete the goal of the Champions League this season. The football world is full of unknowns, and the gap between teams is decreasing. We still need to solve some problems in the team."
Before Guardiola took over, Pellegrini led Manchester City to the Champions League semi-finals in 2016. After Guardiola took over the team, Manchester City continued in the 17-18, 18-19 and 19-20 seasons. In three years, Liverpool, Tottenham and Lyon blocked the Champions League semi-finals.