Outgoing Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola says he has no regrets leaving Bavaria without a Champions League title.
For the third season in a row, Pep crashed out of Europe at the semifinals, as his Bayern side lost on away goals to Atletico Madrid despite winning 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Man City-bound Pep says: “Of course it was my aim to win this competition here.
“We tried our best and played as well as we could. But I am happy with my time here, I have enjoyed it here.
“We wanted to win the Cup but it does not change my time here.
“Titles are just statistics. I can just tell you that I gave everything for my players.
“I worked hard to adapt to the Bundesliga and make my players better. I have no regrets.”
The Spaniard, who won the elite continental title twice with Barcelona, can still win two more trophies, the Bundesliga and German Cup.
But he will not go down as one of Bayern’s all-time great coaches, having never conquered Europe during his three-year stint.
Der Rote scored through Xabi Alonso and Robert Lewandowski, but Antoine Griezmann’s goal put Diego Simeone’s La Liga title chasers into their second Euro final in three years.
Griezmann says: “They were better, but we scored an away goal, which was important. We need to keep grounded and first of all think of the Liga…”