Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City deserve to be in Champions League. “We deserve to be there because we won it on the pitch.”
Guardiola insists Manchester City deserve their place in next season’s Champions League ahead of Monday’s decision on their appeal against a two-year European ban
Raheem Sterling’s superb hat-trick and goals from Gabriel Jesus and Bernardo Silva earned City a 5-0 success against Brighton at the Amex Stadium, which assures them of finishing runners-up to Premier League champions Liverpool and secures them qualification to the Champions League next season.
However, the club will on Monday discover the outcome of their appeal against a two-year ban from European club competitions following alleged breaches of club licensing and financial fair play regulations.
“We deserve to be there because we won it on the pitch. Hopefully on Monday UEFA can allow us to play like this team and these players deserve to. It’s the decision, so it’s so important, of course it is. What we have done is win our qualification on the pitch. Nobody can doubt about this,” he said.
“In general the level we played today was quite similar all the season. Now we are going to wait until Monday when the decision of UEFA will be taken.”
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