He made this known on the backdrop of City’s inability to reach the final of the Champions League.
Guardiola led Manchester City to the semi-finals of the competition this season but they bizarrely crashed out to Real Madrid in Spain and are still licking their wounds.
City found themselves 5-3 on aggregate heading into the 90th minute at the Bernabeu but conspired to concede twice in injury time and went on to lose 6-5 to La Liga title winners.
In a press conference on Saturday, the Spanish tactician stated that it was not money that make people win the competition, let alone qualify for it.
“I know that the people here are obsessed with the Champions League.
“The day we win it I’m sure they will say it was because we spent so much money, not for the work behind it.
“For me, it is not a question of money and the fans do not understand it. Roma has also spent a lot of money but they are not in the Champions League.”