Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has claimed it will be easier for them to win the Champions League this season.
The Premier League champions are looking to defend the title they won for the first time in June.
When asked about City’s chances of retaining the title ahead of their Group G opener at home to Red Star Belgrade, Guardiola told his Monday news conference: “It’ll be easier. The most difficult to win is the first one. It is incredible for us, but it is just one.”
However, Guardiola said his players should not feel at ease, adding: “Tomorrow is the first step. We will try and get the first three points.
“It’s important the players don’t feel relaxed. For our club to win the Champions League is incredible, but in perspective, how many [clubs have] won one Champions League? A lot.
“We haven’t done anything special with just one, but we are incredibly proud.”