Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has said only Real Madrid “have the ability” to win the Champions League every season.
Guardiola has now won the competition three times – twice with Barcelona and once with Manchester City – while Madrid have done so 14 times.
His triumph with City is the first time the Premier League champions will be lifting the trophy.
Guardiola feels they will now get deserved respect from critics.
“Winning five Premier Leagues is exceptional, but people have said no, you have to win trebles every season to be complete. I’m good, but I’m not good enough to win trebles every season. The Champions League is so tough. Real Madrid have the ability to do it year in, year out. People pretend the Premier League is nothing. Now we can get credit for the five Premier Leagues.
“To do what we have done in the last six seasons is unbelievable. It’s not just the Champions League – it’s many, many titles,” Guardiola said.