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Guardiola calms Champions League success talks

The Catalan insists his team is still in a development stage as he prefers not to talk about conquering Europe.

Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola is not sure if his club is yet capable of winning the Champions League due to the fact his squad is still growing. Despite the humbleness of Pep, Manchester City spent well over £200m during the transfer window, which adds up the total cost of their squad to the staggering £775m – the most expensive team in football history.

There is no doubt that the Blues from Manchester have a squad full of world class players at their disposal. However, Pep Guardiola would rather wait before making any conclusions.

“I don’t know if we are able to compete. We are still in the process of growing. I’m so happy with the players we have. We can do better than last season – but I don’t know. We’ll see. Last season we did good things, it wasn’t enough [City lost to Monaco in the round-of 16 on away goals]. But of course I am satisfied.” the Citizens’ manager said as quoted by the Guardian.

“I don’t know now if we’re able to compete for the titles because we’re in the process of growing. We are not dreaming – when you’re in that position [of having a chance] it’s better to be calm. When you arrive in the last stages you say the dream is close but now it’s still far away.”