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Winning Premier League More Difficult than Champions League; Guardiola

Winning Premier League is More Difficult than Champions League; Pep Guardiola Ahead of Aston Villa Clash.

Pep Guardiola, the manager of Manchester City, has stated that winning the Premier League title is even more difficult than winning the Champions League.

If City defeats Aston Villa on Sunday, they will retain their Premier League title, rendering Liverpool’s match against Wolves meaningless.

Guardiola has been in command at the Etihad since 2016, and City’s most recent attempt ended in the last-four stage when they were defeated by Real Madrid, who will face Liverpool in the final in Paris next weekend.

However, the Spaniard believes that winning Premier League remains the ultimate goal.

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Winning Premier League More Difficult

Guardiola’s Manchester City side are hoping to secure their fourth domestic title in five seasons on Sunday. 

Victory over Aston Villa in their final game will see City pip second-placed Liverpool to the crown regardless of the result of the Merseysiders’ clash with Wolves.

Liverpool could still steal some of their limelight by going on to win the Champions League – something which has eluded Guardiola during his City tenure – but the Spaniard believes the Premier League is the greater prize.

“I would say it’s more difficult. There’s a lot of weeks and games, struggles with injuries, good and bad moments with different situations, tough opponents,” Guardiola said.

“It’s satisfying because it’s every day. When you fight for the Premier League and have success right at the end, it gives you a sense that you enjoy a lot. We are happier in our lives when you win.

“When you win and win it [makes for’ good training sessions, a good environment, and mood. It’s not like the FA Cup or a single game, it’s a routine.

“I’m not saying the Champions League is not important. We’re mad, crazy to win it. We want it, we love it.

“We’d love to be in Paris [for the final] next week but to win 38 games, rather than six, eight, or nine games is different.

“Always I like it since I was a player. The league is nice and we are on the verge of that. We are close.”

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