Pep: Losses making me a better coach


Guardiola, who previously managed Barcelona and Bayern Munich, has never gone a season without winning any silverware but City are currently way off the pace in the title race behind leaders Chelsea, sitting in fourth place.

The Citizens' only chance of winning a trophy this campaign is in the FA Cup where they face Arsenal in the semi-final at Wembley on Sunday.

Guardiola said ahead of the clash: "I am a better manager not because I am in the Premier League or in English football, but because I have lost more games than in my recent past. When you lose more you learn more. I improve myself.

"During the part of the season when we went four or five games without winning I went home and said: 'Pep now you have to see how good you are as a manager, now is the moment to show yourself'."

The Spanish mentor added: "I know if we don't win titles I will be criticised and the season will not be good. The expectation was so high before I arrived but I have to accept and deal with that. I came here to prove myself, that I am able.

"I expect to do that in a hurry, quick, but football is like this. Sometimes it takes more time."