Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, has said that the Premier League is not the toughest in the world. Guardiola, who is into his second season at the Etihad, has won three La Liga titles and two Champions League crowns at Barcelona. He also won three Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich.

But the Spaniard insists the Premier League is not yet the most difficult, pointing to the records of English clubs in Europe.

“I know you like to hear, ‘It is the toughest one, congratulations’. You are the most viewed,” Guardiola told the Mirror. “Of course the Premier League is tough, so tough. But I would not say going to the [Santiago] Bernabeu, Camp Nou, [Athletic] Bilbao, Sevilla is easy.

“Because in the last decade all the Spanish teams arrive in the Champions League and Europa League. Winning the Europa League — like Sevilla did three times in a row. “The Premier League will be tough when — this is going to happen — with five teams in the Champions League, they can achieve the last rounds. “After we can say, ‘That is the toughest league’. We have to make that step.”

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