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Pep Guardiola to prioritise Premier League over Champions League next season

Manchester City are just coming off an incredible title winning campaign where they managed to achieve a Premier League record of 100 points.

City were less impressive in the Europe though as they were dumped out of the Champions League by Liverpool in the Quarter Finals, despite being one of the favourites of the whole competition.

Even though Guardiola hasn’t won the Champions league since his 2011 triumph with Barcelona, he’s still adamant that retaining the Premier League is the priority for Manchester City next season.

“It will be a huge mistake to think: ‘OK now we have the Premier League, we are now going to go for the Champions League instead’. Big mistake.” Guardiola told Sky Sports.

“To be out of the Champions League and win the Premier League again, I’d sign it now. The Premier League is the most important thing. It gives you the consistency to arrive at the right moment, the Champions League is so complicated the opponents are so good, all of them.

“It would be a big mistake for Man City to be focusing on it [Champions League], of course it will be a target, of course we will fight.

“But for us our big moments of the season when we were in November, December and we were real contenders for the Champions League, but that was because we were doing so well [in the league].

“That competition, you play at Anfield, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Roma, Bayern, United, Juventus, all of the big clubs.

“Of course we are going to try it, but I don’t think: ‘If we don’t win the Champions League in the next five years it will be a disaster!’ I don’t think so.”

The Manchester City fans might disagree as they’ll be desperate for their club to win their first Champions League trophy, however after what Pep Guardiola has pulled off this season they will be fully behind their manager no matter what.

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