Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has claimed that there are people who want the English club to fail “more than ever”.
The Premier League champions lifted their fifth trophy of 2023, when they won the Club World Cup last weekend.
City thrashed Fluminense 4-0 to add the title to the Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and European Super Cup. No club in English football history has achieved that feat.
But Guardiola won six trophies when in charge of Barcelona in 2009, when the Catalan side won La Liga, Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, European Super Cup, Champions League and Club World Cup titles.
“As much as you win, they want you to fail. More than ever. I felt then when we won the sextuple in Barcelona.
“It’s normal. They don’t want (us to win). In these 14-15 years what we have won, the titles, is unbelievable.
“People say ‘how good they play, how genius it is’. But they give credit just because we win. They don’t have to look further than that,” he said.
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CorrectNG recalls that Chelsea manager, Mauricio Pochettino said there are two clubs he will never manage when he leaves The Blues.
Pochettino said he will never manage English Premier League club, Arsenal or La Liga team, Barcelona. One of the clubs the 51-year-old managed before moving to Chelsea was Espanyol in Spain.
The Argentine tactician explained that he will avoid Arsenal because they are considered the worst against Tottenham Hotspur. He stated this ahead of his return to Tottenham with Chelsea on Monday.
He was linked to the Gunners job four years ago after Unai Emery was sacked. Pochettino was Spurs’ head coach for five years and was sacked in 2019, before taking the Chelsea job this summer.
He said; “I always said that the only clubs I would never manage are Arsenal – they are considered the worst enemy for Tottenham – and Barcelona, because of Espanyol”.