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Guardiola: I feel love of Man City fans; this country is special

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says he's happily settled in England after reaching the Champions League quarterfinals.

Guardiola has won the competition twice, with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011, but the trophy has eluded him since with the coach joining City after three years at Bayern Munich.

"I feel good, I feel love from fans, I have everything. This country is special, I love this game a lot," he told BT Sport.

"Unfinished business? This is the pressure I give, it is not just about Champions League, I feel we can be better and improve our quality, extend it longer, we have not been able to do it in Europe but hopefully we can in the next years."

Asked why City have struggled in the competition, Guardiola added: "You know in Champions League, JT (John Terry) missed the pen in Moscow, you won, but it was fine margins.

"We were not good enough and were unlucky, we miss some details in the last years, there are exceptional teams in the Champions League."

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