Pep Guardiola, Manchester City’s manager, claimed on Friday that winning the English Premier League title is more difficult than winning Europe’s most coveted trophy.
Pep Guardiola made this remark ahead of Manchester City’s Premier League final day match against Aston Villa.
Though Guardiola’s unpopular viewpoint has been expressed before, his detractors believe he is attempting to console himself and his team after failing to win the Champions League trophy this season despite great hopes.
Meanwhile, Guardiola’s side leads the Premier League table by a point over second-placed Liverpool, with only one game remaining
Defending his view, Guardiola said: “The Premier League is more difficult [than the Champions League],” Guardiola told reporters during his pre-match press conference ahead of Man City’s clash with Aston Villa.
“There are many weeks, many games, many injuries, good and bad times, different situations… Success has been there in recent years. Fighting for the Premier League makes sense day-to-day in the changing room.
“I am not saying that the Champions League isn’t important.
“We would have loved to be in Paris next week, but winning 38 games is different from winning six or seven, although it’s always nice.”