Spain legend David Villa is confident that Pep Guardiola will win the Champions League at Manchester City, according to The Mirror.
Villa, who won the competition under Pep at Barcelona in 2011, recently announced his retirement from football after a glittering career. Speaking to the publication, he talked about how much Europe’s premium club competition means to Guardiola.
“Pep is obviously one of the best coaches in the world and obviously the subject of his focus is to win all the trophies.”
“Manchester City have never won this trophy, they’ve been behind in terms of it for many years, so it’s normal they have a big obsession with this kind of trophy.”
“It’s the best tournament you can play as a soccer player, but it’s difficult to win for everyone, not just one or two clubs.“
“It’s very difficult to win, and obviously you need to do a lot of work to win it.”
Villa scored 31 goals under Pep in Spain, including in the final of the aforementioned Champions League win- a 3-1 victory over Manchester United at Wembley Stadium. He went on to talk about hot topic Raheem Sterling:
“He’s amazing player, with qualities it’s difficult to find in any other player. He’s fast, he’s really good in one-on-ones, and this year he’s scoring a lot of goals.”
“He’s improving year by year, which is the most important thing for a soccer player.”
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