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Pep Guardiola talks about what Barcelona must learn about the Champions League

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The club’s former coach has offered his view

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City - Premier League Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Pep Guardiola has been talking about Barcelona and the Champions League and has told his former club they do not have to win the European Cup.

Barcelona have not won the Champions League since 2015, and their recent exits from the tournament have overshadowed their domestic successes.

Ernesto Valverde’s side suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of Liverpool last season, and Guardiola has offered his thoughts on their European ambitions.

“I think there’s one area where Barça must learn and I say this with the greatest respect, not just because I’m a Barça fan: just because you’re Barça doesn’t mean you have to win the Champions League.

“It’s like Argentina and those who say they must win the World Cup. I know they’re very good but are others and they want to win the Champions League too.”

Source | Ara

Guardiola also went on to say that he did not want his Manchester City team to face Barcelona in the competition last season and thought if Barca had made it to the final they would have won the treble.