Guardiola: I don't want to disappear now

11 Jun 2023

Man City manager is already thinking of how to improve after winning the UEFA Champions League

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Pep Guardiola says he wants Manchester City's UEFA Champions League triumph to be the first of many as he vows to continue an incredible era of success at the club. 

Man City's 1-0 win over Internazionale Milano made them the first Premier League club to win the Treble since Manchester United in 1999, but it also completed an elusive set for Guardiola, the first manager in history to win the Treble with two different clubs, having also done it with Barcelona.

The Spaniard has now lifted every trophy available to him since joining City in 2016, winning five Premier League titles, two FA Cups, four EFL Cups and now a Champions League. 

But even in the heat of the celebrations in Istanbul, Guardiola does not consider his work done. He wants to improve even more next season to keep Man City at the top.

"Sometimes it looks like this competition this year, this final was written in the stars," he said.

"We have to win Europe [the Champions League] to be considered one of the really good teams and we've won it.

"Now people can say Manchester City have the first Champions League. But I don’t want after one Champions League to disappear.

“So, we have to work harder in the next few years, next season and be there. There are teams who win the Champions League after one or two seasons and disappear. We have to avoid it."

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Part 2: Man City's Treble win: What it means to the players
Part 3: Raw emotion: Man City's celebrations in 10 photos
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