Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has claimed that winning the Premier League title is tougher than winning the UEFA Champions League.

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss has revealed that the English top-flight title will mean more to him than being European champion.


Guardiola is now just one win away from sealing his first Premier League title in his second season at the Etihad Stadium. They will be crowned champions if Manchester United slip up against West Bromwich Albion on Sunday afternoon.

“If you have now 87 points, five games left, it’s because we did outstanding when people said it was a big failure what happened last week,” he told reporters after the win at Wembley Stadium.

“They don’t understand absolutely anything about football. The Champions League is seven games, you can win the Champions League but the league is every three days in the same month. I’m sorry but it’s much more important what these guys have done the whole season.”


The Citizens have managed to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 at Wembley Stadium on Saturday evening. But they were eliminated from Champions League in the quarter-finals after suffering a 5-1 aggregate defeat to Liverpool earlier this week.