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Pep Guardiola eyeing UCL trophy to complete Man City mission

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The Spaniard is yet to win the elite tournament since leaving Barcelona in 2012.

Pep Guardiola admits his spell at Manchester City is “incomplete” without winning a Champions League title.

Since arriving at Man City in 2016, Guardiola has won nine domestic trophies, including four Premier League titles.

The Citizens have consistently remained among the main favourites to win the Champions League. But their efforts haven’t been enough to secure the club’s first-ever European title.

Despite having an offer from Brazil’s national team, Guardiola decided to extend his contract at Man City until 2025. The Spanish manager has revealed winning the Champions League is among his main goals at Etihad.

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“It’s not the only one but I admit it’s the trophy we want and my period here will not be complete if we don’t win it,” Guardiola said.

“I will do everything in the time we have together but I’d say the same before. It’s the trophy we don’t have and we’ll try to do it. I have the feeling they’ll get it sooner or later.”

City go into the second half of the season as they sit second in Premier League. The title defenders are five points behind Arsenal, who lead the standings after 14 matches.

City will return to action when they take on Liverpool in the EFL Cup’s round of 16 on Thursday.