Guardiola who took charge of the blue arm of Manchester last season has said, via The Mirror that the top flight of English football is still behind in terms of difficulty . The Manchester City manager believes the Premier League still has steps to take to become the toughest domestic club competition.
“I know you like to hear, ‘It is the toughest one, congratulations’. You are the most viewed,”. “Of course the Premier League is tough, so tough. But I would not say going to the [Santiago] Bernabeu, Camp Nou, [Athletic] Bilbao, Sevilla is easy.
“Because in the last decade all the Spanish teams arrive in the Champions League and Europa League. Winning the Europa League — like Sevilla did three times in a row. The Premier League will be tough when — this is going to happen — with five teams in the Champions League, they can achieve the last rounds. “After we can say, ‘That is the toughest league’. We have to make that step.”
Chelsea were the last English side to reach a decider in the Champions League, claiming the trophy in 2012, with Spain (six times), Germany (two) and Italy (two) the nations with finalists since then.
Guardiola’s side claimed a dramatic 2-1 win coming from behind at Bournemouth on Saturday to make it seven points, placing them fourth on the standings after three league games.