The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach, accepts that he is having to prove his ability all over again in England.
City head into Sunday’s game at home against Liverpool, following a 3-1 defeat at Monaco
Guardiola has always reached at least the semi-final of the competition across seven seasons with his two previous clubs.
“It’s the first time in my career as a manager when I feel that now is the moment you have to see yourself like a manager,” he said.
“That’s the first time. For the other ones, I was so lucky managing and training big clubs. Now is the first time I want to help the team so people say: ‘Wow, Pep could do that again at a team in England and at Manchester City’. I love this club and want to be here for a long long time. I want to try to do it.”
City are also 10 points behind league leaders Chelsea.