PEP GUARDIOLA admits he MUST win the Champions League to be judged a total success in England.
The Spaniard is yet to steer Manchester City to a Euro semi-final — but his side are favourites for glory this season.
After being drawn against Tottenham in the last eight, Guardiola said: “When at Bayern we did not get to a final and I was judged.
"My standards are high and I have to reach it. I was judged in Munich in that way — so I will be judged here as well.
“What’s important is the players, club, fans and people give credit if we are consistent and humble in every game.
“But I have to accept it. We won a lot in the past and that’s why people believe that is normal — but that is not normal.”
City continue their historic quadruple bid today when they travel to Swansea in the FA Cup quarter-finals.
And Guardiola hopes the Etihad fans and his bosses will judge him differently to those outside the club.
He said: “When you are in the position we are in right now, I’ve not got many complaints.
“When I spoke with my chairman, CEO, sporting director — the people here give credit for what we have done in the past two seasons.
“At the end, that is the most important thing. After that, everyone can judge.
“If we do not win the Champions League, our work for three seasons is a disaster? I do not agree — but what can I say? Accept it and move on.
“My standards are not thinking, ‘We have to win the final and if not it will be a disaster’.
“It is a disaster if you don’t give everything to try.”
Guardiola believes the tie against Spurs — with the first leg due to be held at their rivals’ new stadium on April 9 — is too close to call.
City will face Spurs twice in Europe, then meet again in the league just three days later.
Guardiola, who won the Champions League twice as Barcelona boss, said: “We know each other well. There’s a lot of respect. It’s 50-50.”
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