Pep Guardiola has won nine major trophies at Manchester City but the Spaniard said his managerial era at the Premier League club will be defined by whether he delivers their first Champions League title.

Guardiola has won four Premier League titles, one FA Cup and four League Cups at City but European success has eluded the manager who won the trophy twice as Barcelona manager

with the English club’s best finish being runners-up in 2021.

When asked if winning the trophy with City would define his success in the eyes of the public, Guardiola told reporters:

“Yes. That doesn’t mean I agree with that but, absolutely, we’ll be judged for that competition.

“My first Champions League game here (in 2016), they asked, ‘Are you here to win the Champions League?’

If I was manager for Real Madrid I could understand, but I accept it. As much as we go through, it’s not going to change that.”

City host RB Leipzig in the second leg of their last-16 tie on Tuesday after the first game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Guardiola also said there was room for improvement in striker Erling Haaland’s allround game even though the Norwegian has scored 34 goals this season.

“I don’t like one player just to score goals in the box. It’s important but away from the opponents’ box where he cannot score a goal, we need him to be more active

He has to be involved in what we’re doing. He has improved, he can be better,” Guardiola said on Monday.

After another disappointing loss in Serie A, Inter Milan coach Simone Inzaghi is under increasing pressure to deliver in the Champions League as his team visits Porto in the round of 16 on Tuesday.