- Pep Guardiola has urged his players to step up their game and win titles
- The Spaniard wants his stars to show that they have quality and not just built on money
- UEFA have banned Man City for two seasons after breaching the FFP rule
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has charged his players to push the UEFA ban behind them and focus on other important competitions.
The Citizens will not be participating in either the Champions League or the Europa League from next season after UEFA slammed a two-season ban on them.
City were found guilty of breaching the Financial Fair Play rule guiding the competition - though they have been handed a chance to appeal the decision.
Reports from England also claim that the Premier League governing body is planning to compound their woes by deducting points from them.
Meanwhile, the former Barcelona handler said his players should move on from the disappointment and show the world the quality they are made of.
He added that it was time for his players to let their critics know that they are not 'money but talents' according to Daily Star.
The Athletic say the Spaniard told his playing squad on Saturday: "Now, more than ever, we have to show them that we are not money, we are talent.”
Guardiola wants his players to step up and win titles without the club buying mega million pounds new signings.
The same publication further stated that Guardiola has spent well over £500 million since he became their manager since 2016.
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They are currently trailing Liverpool with 26 points on the Premier League table - though with one match in hand.
Man City host West Ham United this midweek before traveling to the King Power Stadium to battle third place Leicester City next weekend.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City could be dealt with a potential point deduction which could get them stripped of their 2014 EPL title as the English champions surge into a massive mess after the UEFA ban.
The Citizens were banned from playing in two consecutive Champions League seasons by the football governing body in Europe UEFA and were also slammed with a staggering €30 million fine after they were found guilty of breaking UEFA's fair play rules.