Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed why the Etihad outfit has missed out on the Champions League for the past seasons.
Manchester City was eliminated in the semi-finals last season by the eventual winner of the tournament Real Madrid.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men were billed the underdogs in the knockout rounds against each opponent they faces but they come out victorious after the double decider.
Despite suffering a defeat in at least one leg of the knockout clash against Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester City, the European Champions found a way to the finals and defeated Liverpool to claim their 14 Champions League title.
Speaking after their goalless draw against FC Copenhagen last night, Guardiola was quizzed about why it is so difficult for his team to win the Champions League.
And he instantly pointed to the sense of inevitability about Los Merengues in the competition. “Because Real Madrid is always there,” he told Viaplay (h/t Mirror).
Real Madrid dominated the tournament under Zinedine Zidane, the Frenchman guided Real Madrid to three consecutive Champions League titles and just last season Carlo Ancelotti won his second Champions League title for Real Madrid after previously winning it in 2014 against Atletico Madrid.