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Guardiola not feeling under pressure to win Champions League

Pep Guardiola claims he does not feel under pressure to win the Champions League at Manchester City.

Europe's top club prize is now the last remaining target for the former Barcelona boss at the Etihad Stadium after winning five of the last six domestic trophies on offer.

Yet while Guardiola does have a strong desire to reclaim the trophy he won twice with the Spanish giants, he insists it is not the be-all and end-all.

Guardiola was speaking head of his side's second group match of this season's competition against Dinamo Zagreb.

"In my first press conference in my first year in Manchester it was the same question - 'you are here to win the Champions League'.

"I said 'OK' but I spoke a few times with Khaldoon (Al Mubarak), our chairman, and Ferran (Soriano, chief executive). They didn't tell me that.

"They told me I came here to continue a project, to try to play good football and start to win one game, then another, and another one. Then we will see how far we get.

"Of course we are going to try but, I'm sorry, I'm not going to live the next 10 months, or next season, thinking if I don't win the Champions League it will be a disaster in my life, because my life is quite good, every single day."

– Pep Guardiola

Asked if winning the Champions League would be the next step, Guardiola said: "Yes, definitely, but sometimes it cannot be possible."

Kevin De Bruyne is a doubt for the visit of the Croatian champions in Group C after missing a training session on Monday.