Pep Guardiola says Manchester City still aren't ready to win the Champions League

Crystal Palace v Manchester City - Premier League

Manchester City have dominated English football since Pep Guardiola arrived three years ago.

After settling in during the 2016/17 season, the Spanish manager has since led the club to back-to-back Premier League titles. 

He also delivered a domestic treble at the end of the last campaign, winning the League Cup and FA Cup alongside the title. 

Although winning the Premier League three years in a row would be an incredible achievement, success in the Champions League seems to be the priority for Man City this year. 

Even under Guardiola, they've come up short in recent years and haven't gone any further than the quarter-finals. 

So will this finally be their season? Well, according to the boss himself, no. 

Following Saturday's 2-0 win away to Crystal Palace, Pep claimed that City still aren't ready to win the Champions League. 

"The people say about the Champions League, that target. We still are not ready," he said. 

Guardiola says his side aren't ready for UCL glory

"We create a lot, don’t concede, but can improve. We’ve scored a lot over the last two seasons and I don’t have doubts about that, but we have to keep going, work on that." 

That's certainly not what supporters want to hear, especially after so much money has been invested into the squad.

Since Guardiola arrived, Man City have spent over £700 million on transfers, signing the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Leroy Sane, Rodri and Ederson. 

City haven't been afraid to splash the cash

He certainly hasn't been strapped for cash and with that in mind, it seems strange that Pep doesn't fancy his team to get the job done. 

Of course, the manager could just be trying to take the pressure off of his players.   

City are back in Champions League action on Tuesday, hosting Atalanta at the Etihad.

City are back in Champions League action this week

They will be hoping to make it three wins from three games to give themselves a real chance of finishing top of the group. But just how far can City go after that?  

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