CL: Pep Guardiola rues another European failure

Munich: Pep Guardiola views his three-year reign at Bayern Munich as a failure having again failed to steer the Bavarians to the Champions League final.

Bayern coach Pep Guardiola
Bayern coach Pep Guardiola

But the Spaniard insisted after the Bavarian giants went out to Atletico Madrid on away goals that he has "given his life" to Bayern whom he will leave at the end of the season for Manchester City.

Bayern again exited the semi-finals in Europe to after losing to Barcelona in 2015 and were also dumped out of the last four by Real Madrid in 2014. Guardiola was asked if he viewed his time in Munich as a failure.

‘Final was my goal’
"Yes, in terms of what we have won," he replied. "It was my goal to win the Champions League final with Bayern after doing it with Barcelona (in 2009 and 2011). Perhaps we have helped the players, maybe it’s not enough, but it was the important thing for me. I’ve given my life for this club, I’ve fought and done my best, the people can say what they want, but it was really an honour to work with these players. "Titles are numbers, statistics are statistics. I wanted to reach the final, I haven’t managed it, and I hope Carlo can do it next season."

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