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Poll: Do Manchester City Really Need To Win The Champions League This Season?

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Will City’s Season Be A Failure If The Don’t Win The CL?

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Depending on ho you look at it, Manchester City’s season has been disappointing or very good. The blues may be all but out of the title race, but they have reached the League Cup Final for the third successive season, face Sheffield Wednesday in the FA Cup fifth round and face Real Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League. Let’s face it, if someone in 2005 had said this will be what it’s like in 2020, we’d have had them committed.

But here we are, a gut load of trophies in the cabinet, one of the best strikers in the world leading the attack and possibly the world’s best manager at the helm. Yet for some reason, people seem to be obsessed with winning the Champions League.

A week ago, Ian Wright claimed City had to win what some regard as Europe’s ‘top’ competition in order for City’s season to be successful. “You feel if they don’t win the Champions League then it’s not a good season,” Wright said on BBC Radio 5 Live. “But if they do win it, it’s a great season. I would start saving players for it because that’s what City have got to start focusing on.”

But do City really need to win the Champions League at all?

City’s record in the CL has not been the best, having reached the semi-final just once in the eight previous campaigns and usually exit at the quarter-final stage and opinion between blues fans is divided on whether or not we actually do need to win it.

Poll

Do Manchester City Need To Win The Champions League This Season?

This poll is closed

  • 45%
    Yes, otherwise the season is a failure
    (47 votes)
  • 34%
    Yes, just for the sake of winning it
    (36 votes)
  • 9%
    No, the season is still successful without it
    (10 votes)
  • 10%
    No, it’s not important
    (11 votes)
104 votes total Vote Now