The Blues boss feels that the supporters’ relative indifference to the elite European competition is holding City back in their quest to scale the summit in a competition he won twice with Barcelona.
Guardiola said recently that he does not feel City have enough history to win the Champions League as yet. But he said that a desire to succeed in the Champions League has to fill the whole club and hinted that City fans hostility to Uefa is a flaw in that.
“That’s not enough that the manager wants to win it,” said Guardiola. “It’s not just the players. You have to have the desire – the club, chairman, owner, the fans, everyone has to push to be closer, to achieve the next stages, and when it happens, everyone will feel it.”
“It’s one important thing to win this kind of title, you have to be pushed, not just by the manager, but by everyone surrounding Manchester City that we have to win it – and still we don’t have that feeling.” He said.