Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says his side “are not ready” to win the Champions League, claiming “the feeling” from their fans that the team must win the competition is missing.
City have gone out in the last 16 and quarter-finals of the competition in the Spaniard’s two seasons in charge.
“It’s one important thing to win this kind of title, you have to be pushed,” said Guardiola, 47.
“Not just by the manager, by everyone surrounding Manchester City.”
He added: “And still we don’t have that feeling, the feeling that the fans are pushing that we have to win the Champions League.”
City were knocked out of the Champions League by Monaco in Guardiola’s first campaign in charge then by Liverpool in the last eight last season.
In their latest campaign, they go into Tuesday’s game at Shakhtar Donetsk second in Group F with three points from two games.
“We are going to put in all effort to win this competition, but from what I saw last season we are not ready, that’s what I feel,” said Guardiola, who won the Champions League twice with Barcelona.
“That doesn’t mean we are not going to try.”